Gonzaga escaped against a weak opponent last night with a cold shooting performance almost doing them in. on the bright side, Killian Tillie made his long-awaited return and played well (5-9 from the floor, 9 rebounds). with Tillie’s return, the Zags started an all-White front line of Tillie, Petrusev, and Corey Kispert at the three. Kispert shot poorly in the game. off the bench, freshman forward Drew Timme also played well, pulling down a team-high 10 rebounds and scoring efficiently. Gonzaga only played 8 in the game. for those who haven’t seen him play, Tillie is a rare impact player that can take over games on both ends of the floor. he doesn’t have to put up a lot of points, because he is also a dominant defender who could legitimately guard any spot on the floor if necessary. he’s long, highly skilled with the ball, and is a high-flyer. if he can stay healthy, which has been a problem for him in his career, he’s a legit first-round draft pick in the NBA. **************** speaking of long and athletic, Virginia’s Jay Huff fits the bill. a very long 7-foot-1, he can really run the floor and plays above the rim on both ends of the floor. i’ve wondered why he hasn’t played more minutes over his career, but he’s finally getting his chance this year. Virginia starts two White athletes this year.