No. 5 Gonzaga faces off against N. Arizona
Northern Arizona (4-7) vs. No. 5 Gonzaga (9-2)
McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 Gonzaga hosts Northern Arizona in a non-conference matchup. Northern Arizona fell short in a 69-59 game to San Diego in its last outing. Gonzaga remains No. 5 in the latest AP rankings following a win over Texas Tech last week.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Gonzaga’s Drew Timme has averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Chet Holmgren has put up 12.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks. For the Lumberjacks, Jalen Cone has averaged 17.6 points while Carson Towt has put up nine points and 9.5 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JALEN: Cone has connected on 37.2 percent of the 78 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 15 for 29 over his last three games. He’s also converted 84.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Northern Arizona is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 71 points and 4-1 when scoring at least 71.
UNBEATEN WHEN: Gonzaga is a perfect 7-0 when the team makes at least 70.8 percent of its free throws. The Bulldogs are 2-2 when they shoot below 70.8 percent from the line.
DID YOU KNOW: The Gonzaga offense has scored 84.1 points per game this season, ranking the Bulldogs 10th nationally. The Northern Arizona defense has allowed 71.8 points per game to opponents (ranked 203rd).
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