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Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 8:13 am  |  6 responses

Pangos’ 33 Points Leads Zaga Over Wash St.

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

Tipping off ESPN’s 24 hours of college basketball, Gonzaga was paced by freshman Kevin Pango’s 33 points as it knocked off Washington State, 86-81. Pangos hit a school record nine 3-pointers in the victory.

After scoring 11 points in the team’s opening night victory over Eastern Washington, the Canadian native busted out for the Bulldogs. His nine 3-pointers tied Dan Dickau’s mark, which he reached twice.

Despite his outside shooting touch, the 6-1 guard was not heavily coveted out of high school. If the win over Washington State was any indication, Pangos is the perfect player for Mark Few to team up with the strong front line of Elias Harris and Robert Sacre.

From The Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

“That’s not a fluke,” Few said. “Anytime he shoots it, it’s a pretty good thing for us. He’s got to realize that’s his role for us.”

With BYU now in Gonzaga’s conference, the Bulldogs will have more competition for the conference’s title than usual. But Pangos and fellow freshman Gary Bell, who finished with 14 points, should keep their team atop the standings for years to come.

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  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    Holland Landing stand up!

  • kh

    This made my day!
    Keep it up kev

  • T-Money

    Robert Sacre has a future has a defensive anchor in the NBA. Very mobile for a guy that big. It’s also weird for a guy that is somewhat limited offensively to be such a good foul shooter (85+).

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    YES KEVIN PANGOS!

  • henry

    stockton out of the rotation?

  • Greg Halverson

    PANGOS HAS A BEAUTIFUL STROKE AND REMINDS ME OF JIMMER FERDETTE WITH HIS SIZE, SPEED AND CONFIDENCE…GREAT RECRUIT. STOCKTON IS STILL A GREAT ASSET BUT WILL DEFINITELY BE BACKUP TO PANGOS!

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