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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Przemek Karnowski scored a season-high 19 points, Kevin Pangos added 18 and No. 20 Gonzaga came from 10 points down to beat West Virginia 80-76 on Tuesday night. Gary Bell Jr. added 15 points and Sam Dower scored 11 for Gonzaga (9-1), which won its fifth straight since a Nov. 25 loss to Dayton in the Maui Invitational. Pangos had 11 points in the final 6 minutes as Gonzaga rallied from down 53-43, its only double-digit deficit this season.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Senior point guard Jazmine Redmon scored 15 points, one shy of her career high, as No. 23 Gonzaga pulled away from Wisconsin in the second half Tuesday night for a 70-55 win. Danielle Walters scored eight of the final 13 points for Gonzaga (8-1), which won its sixth straight, when she stepped in after Redmon picked up her fourth foul. Walters finished with 10, Sunny Greinacher had 12 points and Keani Albanez 10.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Paul Riley has been hired as the head coach of the defending NWSL champion Portland Thorns. Riley most recently coached the Philadelphia Independence of the now-defunct Women's Professional Soccer league. The Independence reached the WPS championship in each of its two seasons and he was the coach of the year in 2010 and 2011.
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