Gonzaga 71, Arizona 60

Elias Harris and Gonzaga started fast and never let Arizona

catch up … barely.

Harris scored 12 of Gonzaga’s first 19 points during a

suffocating opening run, and the Bulldogs needed all of their early

advantage to hold on in the final minutes for a 71-60 win over the

Wildcats on Saturday at Seattle’s KeyArena.

Making their annual trip across the mountains to play before its

large fan base in the Seattle area, Gonzaga (7-2) scored the first

14 points, held Arizona scoreless for more than five minutes, then

held off Arizona’s second-half rally.

Harris made six of his first seven shots and his 3-pointer in

the closing seconds gave him 17 for the first half, nearly

outscoring the Wildcats by himself as Gonzaga led 39-21. He

finished with 25 points.

Kyle Fogg led Arizona (7-3) with 14 points, but the Wildcats

lost for the fourth time in seven games.