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No. 6 Gonzaga routs Portland State 102-78 behind Smith's terrific performance off the bench

Junior guard Malachi Smith scores 23 points off the bench to lead all scorers.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Six players for No. 6 Gonzaga scored in double figures as the Zags defeated Portland State 102-78 to kick off the Phil Knight 85 Legacy Tournament in Portland.

Junior transfer guard Malachi Smith led all scorers with 23 points off the bench. He was also a perfect 5-5 from beyond the three-point arc in the victory.

Senior guard Rasir Bolton had 14 points and added a career-high eight assists, with no turnovers. 

The Gonzaga bench outscored Portland State's bench 41-21 in the game. Sophomore guard Hunter Sallis had 12 points to add to Smith's gargantuan effort off the bench.

Senior forward Drew Timme had an efficient 18 points on 7-8 shooting in just 28 minutes as he gears up for a physical battle tomorrow with Purdue's 7'4" center Zach Edey.

Gonzaga sophomore center Efton Reid III played just three minutes as he also was saved for tomorrow's matchup with Edey.

The Zags advance to the semifinals of the Phil Knight 85 Legacy Tournament. They will face No. 24 Purdue tomorrow night at the Moda Center. Tip-off for that game is set for 8:30 PM. The game can be seen on ESPN.

Upcoming Gonzaga men’s basketball schedule

  • Nov. 24-27: Gonzaga at Phil Knight Legacy Tournament (Portland)
    • Nov. 24: Gonzaga vs Portland State
    • Nov. 25: Gonzaga vs Purdue or West Virginia
    • Nov 27: TBD
  • Dec. 2: Gonzaga vs Baylor (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • Dec. 5: Gonzaga vs Kent State
  • Dec. 9: Gonzaga vs Washington
  • Dec. 12: Gonzaga vs Northern Illinois
  • Dec. 17: Gonzaga vs Alabama (Birmingham, AL)
  • Dec. 20: Gonzaga vs Montana
  • Dec. 28: Gonzaga vs Eastern Oregon
  • Dec. 31: Gonzaga vs Pepperdine
  • Jan. 5: Gonzaga at San Francisco
  • Jan. 7: Gonzaga at Santa Clara
  • Jan. 12: Gonzaga at Brigham Young (BYU)
  • Jan. 14: Gonzaga vs Portland
  • Jan. 19: Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount
  • Jan. 21: Gonzaga at Pacific
  • Jan. 28: Gonzaga at Portland
  • Feb. 2: Gonzaga vs Santa Clara
  • Feb. 4: Gonzaga at Saint Mary’s
  • Feb. 9: Gonzaga vs San Francisco
  • Feb. 11: Gonzaga vs Brigham Young (BYU)
  • Feb. 16: Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount
  • Feb. 18: Gonzaga at Pepperdine
  • Feb. 23: Gonzaga vs San Diego
  • Feb. 25: Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s
  • Mar. 1: Gonzaga vs Chicago State

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