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DeMatha vs. Gonzaga: Previewing the WCAC basketball clash

Josh Barr and B.J. Koubaroulis preview this Saturday’s big WCAC matchup between No. 1 DeMatha and No. 3 Gonzaga.

When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Where: Bender Arena, American University

Tickets: $10. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Gonzaga athletic office (19 Eye Street, NW).

Series: DeMatha has won six of the past 10 matchups, dating back to the start of the 2008-09 season. Seven of the 10 games were decided by five points or fewer.

Top players

No. 1 DeMatha (16-1, 7-0)

G Marcellous Bell, 5-11, Sr., 13.3 ppg

G Jerami Grant, 6-8, Sr., 12.1 ppg | Grant commits to Syracuse

G James Robinson, 6-3, Sr., 9.7 ppg | Robinson picks Pittsburgh

G Jairus Lyles, 6-2, Jr., 9.6 ppg

C BeeJay Anya, 6-9, Jr., 12.8 ppg | Anya slims down, interest beefs up

No. 3 Gonzaga (16-0, 5-0)

G Nate Britt, 6-1, Jr., 14.6 ppg | Britt commits to North Carolina

G Tavon Blackmon, 5-11, Jr., 6.7 ppg

G Charles Glover, 6-1, Jr., 5.4 ppg

F Kris Jenkins, 6-6, Jr., 20.7 ppg | Jenkins develops outside skills

F Will Rassman, 6-8, Sr., 8.7 ppg | Loyola recruit Rassman steps up

More coverage on

Team pages: DeMatha | Gonzaga

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