Huge second half lifts #2 Gonzaga to comeback win over San Francisco

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie throws down the one-handed jam against Pacific.
Gonzaga's Killian Tillie throws down the one-handed jam against Pacific.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The no. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs started the second half on a 26-4 run to come from behind and win 71-54 against the San Francisco Dons Thursday night.

The Dons silenced the kennel by holding the Zags to just 22 points in the first half and led the game by nine at the break.

Senior Killian Tillie returned to the starting lineup after missing the last game with an ankle injury and he led the way with 22 points and 9 rebounds.

Filip Petrusev chipped in with 16 points and 7 rebounds as the size advantage for Gonzaga was the difference in the game.

With the win, Gonzaga has won 19 straight games, they are a perfect 13-0 in WCC play, and 27-1 overall.

Gonzaga will have a tough game Saturday in a top-25 showdown on the road against #23 BYU in Provo.  That game will tip off Saturday night at 7.