If Kelly Olynyk and his Gonzaga teammates play as well as they did in their most recent contest, the Bulldogs should have little trouble continuing their home dominance over San Francisco.
Looking to remain undefeated in the West Coast Conference, the No. 10 Bulldogs try for a 24th consecutive home victory over the Dons on Saturday.
The 7-foot Olynyk made all nine of his field-goal attempts and went 8 of 8 from the free-throw line to finish with 26 points in Gonzaga's 83-63 home win over BYU on Thursday. The result helped the Bulldogs (18-2, 5-0) rebound from a last-second 64-63 loss at ninth-ranked Butler last weekend, and further solidified Olynyk as one of the nation's best big men.
A junior who redshirted in 2011-12 after inconsistent play his first two seasons, Olynyk averages a team-leading 18.5 points and ranks among the national leaders with a 67.4 field-goal percentage. He also recorded nine rebounds and a career-high five assists against the Cougars.
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