Gonzaga, Pangos shoot down SMU in matchup of ranked teams
Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (No. 4) wasn’t afraid to go inside against the likes of Sterling Brown, but the Bulldogs guard did most of his damage from the outside in scoring 17 points in the 72-56 win on Monday night.
"You are seeing a healthy Kevin. He’s a different guy out there," said Gonzaga coach Mark Few of Pangos, who was slowed by injuries much of last season.
SMU: Will host Gonzaga next season. … Junior guard Nic Moore was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, given to the top player in the nation. … SMU was 4-3 against ranked opponents last season. … SMU held Lamar to 31.4 percent shooting in the season opener.
Gonzaga: Gonzaga is 137-8 in the McCarthey Athletic Center, which opened 10 years ago … Pangos was named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. Few’s .802 winning percentage is the best among all active coaches. Friday’s 104-58 win over Sacramento State was the third straight season in which Gonzaga opened by scoring at least 100 points . … Gonzaga is now 6-12 all-time against ranked opponents at home.