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                        === Gonzaga holds off Baylor ===
 
 Spokane,  WA (Sports Network) - Kevin Pangos poured in a season-high 31 points
 on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range as 13th-ranked Gonzaga held off Baylor,
 94-87, on Friday.
 
 Kelly  Olynyk added 21  points and Elias Harris poured in 17 points to go with
 seven  rebounds for  the Bulldogs  (12-1), who  improved to  7-1 at  home this
 season.
 
 "I  was  just trying to be  aggressive and things opened up," Pangos remarked.
 "Each game is going to be different in what I have to do for the team."
 
 Pierre  Jackson had  26 points  and six  assists, and  Isaiah Austin  added 20
 points  and  eight boards  for the  Bears (8-4), who  had a three-game winning
 streak snapped.
 
 "That's  one thing that  we have, a young front line," Baylor coach Scott Drew
 admitted. "Their veteran guys did a good job of getting some good position and
 also picking up some fouls on them."
 
 The Bears jumped out to an 8-2 lead with 2 1/2 minutes played following Isaiah
 Austin's jumper, but the Bulldogs scored the next five points to make it 8-7 a
 but later.
 
 Cory  Jefferson's  dunk put  Baylor up  10-7 moments later,  and the Bears led
 22-16  with just  over  nine minutes  remaining in  the  first half.  Gonzaga,
 however, closed the half with a 22-11 run and led 38-33 at the break.
 
 The  Zags saw  their lead  reach double  figures at  54-44 following  Olynyk's
 layup,  but  Baylor was able  to pull within  56-50 when Jefferson slammed one
 home at the 14:00 mark.
 
 A  Pangos trey capped  a 17-14 sequence to put Gonzaga up 73-64, but the Bears
 were  able to  pull within 80-74 with  5:21 to go. Pangos drilled a triple and
 Sam  Dower  split a  pair from the  line to  make it a  10-point game at 84-74
 before stretching the cushion to 89-77 with 2:21 showing.
 
 Jackson's  three-point play  made it  89-80  eight seconds  later, but  Baylor
 couldn't get closer than seven the rest of the way.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Pangos'  career-high  for points  in 33  ... The Bulldogs  shot 50 percent (9-
 for-18)  from  3-point range and  52.5 percent  (31-for-59) from the field ...
 Jefferson finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bears.
 
 
 
 12/29 02:32:21 ET

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