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No. 23 Gonzaga avenges loss at Portland by beating Pilots 71-66 in Spokane

  • Gonzaga's David Stockton (11) attempts a jump shot against Portland’s Alec Wintering (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Gonzaga's David Stockton (11) attempts a jump shot against Portland’s Alec Wintering (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Portland’s Kevin Bailey (00) attempts a jump shot against  Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (24) and Gary Bell Jr. (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Portland’s Kevin Bailey (00) attempts a jump shot against Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (24) and Gary Bell Jr. (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gonzaga's Head Coach Mark Few instructs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Portland, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

    Gonzaga's Head Coach Mark Few instructs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Portland, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Spokane, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)  (The Associated Press)

David Stockton, Angel Nunez and Kevin Pangos all scored 13 points and No. 23 Gonzaga hung on to beat Portland 71-66 on Wednesday night, avenging a January loss to the Pilots.

Sam Dower Jr. added 10 points for Gonzaga (21-3, 11-1 West Coast), which is first place in the West Coast Conference.

Ryan Nicholas scored 15 points to lead Portland (13-11, 5-7), which was seeking its first victory in Spokane since 2003.

The score was tied at 5 when Gonzaga went on a 17-1 run, highlighted by two 3-pointers from Drew Barham, to take a 22-6 lead.

Gonzaga made 10 of its first 15 shots, including five 3-pointers.