SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The No. 7 Gonzaga Bulldogs lost a stunner as 21 1/2-point favorites to Portland State 77-70 last night in Spokane.
The defending Big Sky Conference champions notched their first win over a ranked team since the Oregon university reinstated its basketball program for the 1996-97 season.
The Vikings endured a roundabout trip to Spokane after winter storms closed a portion of Interstate 84. They bused to Seattle and then across the state to Spokane, arriving yesterday.
University of Portland transfer Jeremiah Dominguez scored 25 points, while University of Hawaii transfer Dominic Waters and University of Washington transfer Phil Nelson each contributed 16 for Portland State. Dominguez made 7-of-10 3-pointers.
The Zags suffered their second straight loss to drop their record to 9-3. They lost in overtime Saturday to No. 2 Connecticut in the Battle of Seattle.
Matt Bouldin paced Gonzaga with 18 points.
Gonzaga was outrebounded 39-30.
Portland State improved its record to 9-3. The Vikings' coach is Ken Bone, a former University of Washington assistant coach under Lorenzo Romar.
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