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Portland’s prolific backcourt of Alec Wintering, Jazz Johnson piles up the points

January 7, 2017 GMT

The Gonzaga Bulldogs visit the Portland Pilots on Saturday, looking to keep their “special season” rolling along.

Portland’s Alec Wintering and Jazz Johnson form the third-highest scoring backcourt in the country. Wintering leads the WCC at 21 points per game. Johnson paces the conference in 3-point percentage (48.7) and is seventh in scoring (17.7).

The Zags had success running San Francisco shooters off the 3-point arc, but that’s only half the battle against the speedy Wintering, a proficient driver who can finish in the lane and distribute (second in WCC at 6.1 assists).