New look Zags thunder past Alberta in exhibition

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by Gonzaga University

KREM.com

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 3 at 10:55 AM

SPOKANE -- Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few came away with a pretty good feeling about his team following Monday's 94-53 exhibition rout of the University of Alberta in front of a sold out McCarthey Athletic Center crowd.

The Bulldogs got 17 points from senior guard Matt Bouldin, 15 from freshman forward Sam Dower and 11 from post Robert Sacre, seeing his first game action since December of last year.

Alberta was led by Harvey Bradford with 12 points, the lone visitor in double figures. He went 5-for-10 from the field.

Freshman Mangisto Arop, one of four Canadians to dot the Bulldog roster who have ties with Alberta head coach Greg Francis, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and scored 8 points that included a 3-for-5 night from the field.

Bouldin scored 15 of his points in the opening half, played just five minutes in the second half and sat down after going 6-for-9 from the field as Few had a chance to do what exhibition games are all about and clear his bench. Fifteen of the 16 players on the Bulldog roster got into the game, Bol Kong was the only one to sit while nursing a sore ankle.

Gonzaga will turn its attention to the regular-season and home opener Nov. 14 against Mississippi Valley State University.

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