NCAAB Game Recap - Texas-Arlington at Gonzaga
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:00 PM EST

ETSU
63
Kansas
75
F
Fairf
55
MD
74
F
Vermt
55
UVA
61
F
TexAr
66
Gonz
72
F
Maine
53
Wash
72
F
(N/A)
77
ChiSt
89
F
(N/A)
52
Morg
88
F
Buck
70
PSU
98
F
(N/A)
52
Albany
78
F
(N/A)
59
Dart
108
F
Del
79
StFPA
64
F
Penn
75
Lafy
86
F
Norf
57
Brad
69
F
UMBC
50
LSU
77
F
Brown
63
SacHr
84
F
NCC
60
YSU
66
F
(N/A)
56
W MI
102
F
Boston
78
SCar
70
F
Nich
65
URI
70
F
(N/A)
56
Prov
93
F
Alc
64
NCSU
87
F
(N/A)
53
UNCW
113
F
Charl
76
Marsh
66
F
Navy
48
Lib
55
F
IPFW
68
Kent
75
F
LoyMD
61
GMas
65
F
Mercer
88
GaSo
98
F
(N/A)
63
E KY
99
F
NebOm
68
Dayt
93
F
Nev
71
David
91
F
FlInt
107
Clev
61
F
UNH
77
CenCT
63
F
NE
101
HolyC
44
F
MsVl
43
LaTec
76
F
Citad
74
SEMO
69
F
Manh
57
Samf
70
F
LACol
60
NWSt
67
F
Seatt
52
Miss
65
F
SoMis
45
IaSt
73
F
N DA
70
WIMil
79
F
GWebb
52
WichSt
74
F
SprH
72
SthAL
98
F
Hou
97
Rice
89
F
(N/A)
60
Oral
73
F
Radf
67
NW
56
F
TN-M
67
NrthIA
87
F
NCAT
60
N TX
80
F
SIU
66
Murr
79
F
ArkPB
51
KansSt
62
F
TXSo
51
Ark
82
F
Furm
73
Alab
81
F
N AL
73
SDSt
78
F
Pepp
84
USC
91
F
Detr
49
Wyo
76
F
(N/A)
50
Web
130
F
NM
63
UTEP
66
F
MTSt
56
GrCan
69
F
MD-ES
55
Stan
76
F
NDdN
54
SCla
101
F
CSBak
70
USF
100
F
Copp
60
Pacif
64
F

Nov 19, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas-Arlington (2-3)

27

39

66

(8) Gonzaga (5-0)

28

44

72

Woolridge leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Texas-Arlington 72-66
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:51 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The Gonzaga crowd roared when Killian Tillie was announced in the starting lineup Tuesday night.

It boomed again when Tillie sank a 3-pointer for the Zags' first points.

"It felt good," said Tillie, who finished with 15 points and eight rebounds as No. 8 Gonzaga held off Texas-Arlington 72-66.

"I needed that 3," he added.

Ryan Woolridge had 19 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (5-0), while Admon Gilder added 15 points and Filip Petrusev had 10.

Tillie sat out much of last season with injuries and missed the first four games of this season while recovering from knee surgery.

"I'm a little tired and out of shape," Tillie said. "I tried to step up and make some points."

This proved to be the toughest test of the young season for the Zags.

Texas-Arlington played stout defense and made some big shots at the end to stay close.

"At times we responded well and other times we didn't," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said, pointing to four 3-pointers by Texas-Arlington in the closing minutes.

"We are definitely a work in progress," Few said after the Bulldogs, one of the best-shooting teams in the country, were held to 39% from the field.

Woolridge, a graduate transfer from North Texas, had his best game as a Bulldog.

"He's a heck of a competitor," Few said. "He gives you everything when he is out on the floor."

Gonzaga has won 26 consecutive home games.

Jabari Narcis scored 16 points for Texas-Arlington (2-3), sinking all five of his 3-point attempts. Brian Warren and David Azore scored 15 points each for the Mavericks, who lost at No. 11 Oregon 67-47 on Sunday.

"We wanted to take away their inside guys and take our chances against their shooters," Texas-Arlington coach Chris Ogden said. "Very proud of our team."

"I've seen improvement out of these guys every game," Ogden said. "Tonight we came out and played like we expected to win the game."

Gonzaga led by two when Texas-Arlington made three straight 3-pointers, two by Narcis, to take a 22-15 lead in the first half. Gonzaga made just six of its first 21 shots (28.6%).

Gonzaga used a 13-5 run to take a 28-27 lead at halftime. Woolridge scored the final seven points for Gonzaga, including a layup at the buzzer for the lead.

The pace picked up in the second half, with Gonzaga leading 40-37 in the opening minutes behind six points from Woolridge.

Gonzaga went on a 13-4 run for a 53-41 lead, but six straight points brought the Mavericks within 53-47 with 8 minutes left.

Five points by Woolridge helped push Gonzaga's lead to 59-49.

The Mavericks got within 69-63 behind eight points by Azore, but they were forced to foul as time ran down.

3-POINT SHOOTING

Gonzaga made just 5 of 22 from 3-point range (22.7%). Texas-Arlington made 11 of 26 (42.3%).

"We have guys that can hit the 3," Ogden said.

INSIDE GAME

Gonzaga won the rebound battle 45-33 and outscored the Mavericks in the paint 36-12. The Mavericks blocked five shots.

BIG PICTURE

Texas-Arlington: The Mavericks average just 69 points per game, 26 fewer than Gonzaga. They allow 64 ppg. The Mavericks are ninth in the nation with 137 3-point attempts. They beat the Bulldogs in their first meeting in 1992.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs are one of six teams in the nation to start the past four seasons 4-0. Gonzaga came in second in the nation in field goal shooting at 56.6% and in victory margin at 35.5 points. Tuesday night was the 15th anniversary of the opening of the McCarthey Athletic Center, and the Bulldogs are 210-15 at home, with every game sold-out.

UP NEXT

Texas-Arlington plays at Arkansas Tech on Sunday.

Gonzaga plays Cal State-Bakersfield on Saturday.

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Leaders

Texas-Arlington PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Davis 0 0 2 2 0 0
N. Elame 0 0 2 1 0 0
Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ayayi 0 0 0 3 2 0
R. Woolridge 19 0 1 9 0 0

Team Comparison

TexAr Gonz
Points For 66 72
Field Goals 21/53-40% 25/64-39%
Three Pointers 11/26-42% 5/22-23%
Free Throws 13/17-76% 17/30-57%
Offensive Rebounds 1 12
Defensive Rebounds 32 33
Rebounds 35 46
Blocks 5 1
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 10 6
Personal Fouls 20 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Gonz Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 19 TexAr 66 @ Gonz 72 T. Jackson-Young 2 C. Kispert 3

Game Information

Stadium: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
Attendance: 6,000
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