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Spokane, WA (SportsNetwork. College Tom Brady Jersey .com) - Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points to lead No. 6 Gonzaga to a wire-to-wire 79-57 win over Santa Clara on Saturday. Four Bulldogs (16-1, 5-0 WCC) joined Karnowski in double figures. Kyle Wiltjer added 16, Kevin Pangos chipped in 13, and Byron Wesley and Domantas Sabonis each had 11. Gonzaga used its superior size to dominate down low, owning a 41-26 rebounding edge and 44-14 advantage in points in the paint. They werent doubling at all, so our bigs had all the time in the world to get high-percentage shots, Pangos said. The Broncos (7-10, 2-4) were led by Matt Hubbard with 15 points. Jared Brownridge contributed 14. Hubbard was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. Brownridges triple at the 12:37 mark of the first half started a run of seven made shots out of eight attempts for Santa Clara. Nate Kratchs layup cut Gonzagas early lead to one point, 30-29, but the Bulldogs padded their lead before the break. Gonzaga outscored Santa Clara 14-2 in the final 5 1/2 minutes of the half. The Broncos made just one of their last nine attempts from the field and went to the locker room trailing 44-31, not having scored since the 3:11 mark. Denzel Johnson and Hubbard hit triples on back-to-back possessions to trim Santa Claras deficit to 13 points with 11 1/2 minutes to go, but the Bulldogs responded with a 10-0 run to create more breathing room. A Wiltjer 3 started the run, and Sabonis scored four points. After Santa Claras 3s, the Broncos made just two of their final 13 shots from the floor as Gonzaga was able to maintain its comfortable lead. Game Notes Gonzaga has beaten Santa Clara 30 times in the last 33 meetings ... Santa Clara fell to 9-53 all-time against Top-25 opponents ... The Bulldogs have won 34 in a row at home ... In his last seven games, Pangos is 23-of-39 from long distance ... Gonzaga plays at Pepperdine on Thursday while Santa Clara will host St. Katherine College on Tuesday. Michael Jordan Jersey Chicago Bulls . He made the comment at a media availability Saturday prior to Game 2 of the Boston-Montreal playoff series when a Quebec reporter said there is sentiment in Quebec that the NHL looks more favourably on Seattle than Quebec City when it comes to future expansion. Michael Jordan Jersey Washington Wizards . -- Mike Shanahan gave Robert Griffin III a rest, and may have turned up the pressure on himself, too.Republic of Ireland boss Martin ONeill will not gamble on James McCarthys fitness as he looks for a first victory of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Midfielder McCarthy has not kicked a ball for Everton since August 23 and missed the opening qualifier in Serbia after undergoing groin surgery, and he met up with his country on Sunday with club manager Ronald Koeman urging Ireland to look after him.ONeill is adamant he will not risk a player who is a key member of his strongest team unless he is convinced he is fully fit ahead of Thursday nights game at the Aviva Stadium with a trip to Moldova to follow three days later. Ive been involved in club management for quite some considerable time, less so as an international manager, he said. I have never played anyone who has arrived and not been properly fit, against their will to play.That has never been the case and, in fact, as an international manager, Ive been pretty lenient about those particular things. Republic of Ireland manager Martin ONeill speaks ahead of Thursdays World Cup Qualifier against Georgia ONeill has seen McCarthy step up training since his arrival in Dublin and will make further checks on Thursday morning before making a final decision.I would listen to the player, and the player has come over here and trained, he said. He hasnt played for a couple of weeks.Would fitness be a concern? Of course. Lasting the match would be a concern. But if the injury has cleared up, I wouldnt see that as a problem.The Republic needed a late Daryl Murphy equaliser in Belgrade to secure a 2-2 draw with Serbia, and know there will be little margin for error in this double header if they want to make it to the finals in Russia.They took six points from Georgia during the last campaign, but played two closely fought encounters and ONeill is expecting much the same again.Anyone who watched the matches over the last couple of years will know its a difficult game. Georgia will take points from teams, without doubt, ONeill said.Every result is important, every game is important and we have got to be ready. We have never been in a position to treat any team lightly, and we certainly wont treat Georgia like that because they have got some excellent players. Martin ONeill insists he and his players will not be taking Georgia lightly when they meet in Dublin The Georgians, ranked 137th by FIFA, also have an experienced coach in Slovakian Vladimir Weiss, who guided his native country to their first-ever major tournament finals at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.But ONeill, who took 31st-placed Ireland to Euro 2016 in France this summer, insists it will be the players and not the managers who will ultimately make the difference.Sitting alongside captain Seamus Coleman, the 64-year-old said: Im not inexperienced myself, you know. If you ask me have I enjoyed international management, yes I have and one of the main reasons I have enjoyed it is becausewe have qualified.We qualified for France and we had some really great performances out there, including beating Italy. But I dont look at it like that.The most important thing is sometimes forgotten in this day and age: the game is about players and that has to be recognised sometime again.You are asking about enjoyment and I have had a reaally excellent career as a player and a manager. Sports Jerseys For Sale. I have enjoyed it. Which have I enjoyed most? Playing.Seamus might be at some stage or another taking his coaching badges - I hope he takes them when hes 49 and plays as long as he can because playing is the best thing you can do, honestly, it really is. This is second best by a good way. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just ?£6.99. No contract. Injury newsAs well as concerns over McCarthy, Murphy is out with a calf problem, while goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has a thigh injury.Meanwhile, Anthony Pilkington is also expected to miss out along with fellow midfielder Stephen Quinn (knee damage).In addition, winger Aiden McGeady is struggling with a hamstring strain, striker Kevin Doyle is nursing a sore ankle and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is awaiting the results of a scan on his groin. Highlights from Group D as Serbia faced Republic of Ireland in the European Qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup StatsThe Republic have won all seven of their previous internationals with Georgia, most recently meeting in Euro 2016 qualifiersGeorgia have scored just once in four previous visits to the Republic, through a first-minute goal from Alexander Iashvili in February 2009Three of the last five meetings between these two sides have ended 2-1 to the Republic.Georgia have won just one of their last eight internationals, though this was against Spain in June (D2 L5).The Republic have scored in the opening 10 minutes in each of their last three internationals.ONeill has lost just one of his last 14 home matches in charge of the Republic W8 D5)ONeill is yet to lose a home competitive match (W4 D2) Republic striker Daryl Murphy is out with a calf problem Charlies predictionThis is another potentially dangerous tie but the Irish have always been quite good at these sort of games where you have to go out and break a team down.These are the matches where you look to your talisman and while Robbie Keane has been out of the side for a while I think theyll miss him.I think Daryl Murphy, with his physical attributes, wouldve started in this if he was fit, along with Shane Long, who will stretch a side but is not a great finisher.The guy Im interested in is Wes Hoolahan. I think Martin ONeill and Roy Keane like to have him in home games and Longs movement gives him the space to be effective. Charlie predicts: 2-0 and Wes Hoolahan to score first 20/1 with Sky Bet)BettingRepublic are just 2/5 with Sky Bet to secure the victory, with Georgia 9/1, while the draw is priced at 100/30.Thursdays clash is considered a must-win one for the hosts, with Georgia rated 250/1 outsiders to win Group D, while ONeills men are fourth in the market at 9/2.Shane Long heads the first goalscorer betting at 100/30 and is enhanced from 7/1 to 10/1 to score a brace in Sky Bets Price Boosts, while Vladimir Dvalishvili is rated the visitors main threat at 10/1 to net first.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! ' ' '
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