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Tillie scores 22, top-ranked Gonzaga downs Portland 85-72

Killian Tillie scored 22 points and Corey Kispert added 18, and top-ranked Gonzaga rallied in the second half to beat Portland 85-72.
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Portland guard Isaiah White, left, defends against Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. Gonzaga won 85-72. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)

Killian Tillie scored 22 points and Corey Kispert added 18, and top-ranked Gonzaga rallied in the second half to beat Portland 85-72. 

The Pilots led Gonzaga, 42-35 at halftime.  But the Zags used a 16-0 run to take the lead from Portland for good.

It was the Bulldogs' 12th straight victory over the Pilots. Ryan Woolridge had 15 points for Gonzaga, which opened West Coast Conference play with its seventh straight win. 

The Bulldogs' lone loss this season came in the Bahamas on Nov. 29 to Michigan. It was the fifth straight loss for Portland. JoJo Walker led the Pilots with 15 points.