Drew Timme scored 21 points, Jalen Suggs had 19 and Gonzaga No. 1 fought Pacific 76-58 on Thursday evening at the Spanos Center in Stockton, California.
The Tigers followed, just under 10 minutes behind one before the Bulldogs took a 22-6 lead and took a 3:30-minute lead 73:56.
Corey Kispert added 14 points to Gonzaga (18-0, 9-0 WCC). The senior scored 12 points in the second half.
Pierre Crockrell II had 12 points and six assists for the Tigers. Center Jordan Bell had 11 points and 10 rebounds, but was fouled after just 20 minutes.
Gonzaga took advantage of the problems with the Pacific foul on the line. The Bulldogs made 22 of 29 free throws.
Gonzaga is playing for BYU next Monday. Tips are scheduled for 8 p.m. PST in Provo, Utah.
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15:51 – Pacific 9, Gonzaga 3: Bulldogs only shoot 25% while testing the Tigers on the first media timeout.
Drew Timme has all three points for Gonzaga. The Zags flipped the ball twice and scored only one field goal.
10:20 – Pacific 14, Gonzaga 11: Jordan Bell has seven points and seven rebounds for Pacific as the Tigers hold the lead after answering a Gonzaga run .
The Bulldogs abandoned an 8-0 run to take an 11-9 lead, but failed to score in the final 3:33 minutes.
Great pick and roll from Watson, who intercepts a slick bounce pass from Nembhard. Watson throws it down by force. pic.twitter.com/oAimUWo7WV
Pacific with the last five points and 14-11 lead. Zags cooled off with three turnovers and four misses. 7-point bell, 7 boards for tiger
7:53 – Pacific 15, Gonzaga 15: Joel Ayayi has four points, all on the free-throw line, to lead the Bulldogs that got off to a bad start to win the game tie.
The Zags are 5 of 14 out of the field and have only made 1 of their last 7 shot attempts. You’re also 0 of 3 out of the 3-point range.
Substitute guard Aaron Cook picked up a loose ball and threw a fastbreak dunk for Gonzaga to end the game between 15-15.
4 : 38 – Gonzaga 23, Pacific 19: Jalen Suggs breaks Gonzaga’s 0-5 start from 3-point range with a transition 3 from the wing and the Tigers take their first time-out.
Suggs has six points and four rebounds, to lead GU who still only shoots 35% off the field.
⚡️⚡️ @ JalenSuggs2020 cashes on the first @ZagMBB 👌 of the night! @CBSSportsNet | #WCChoops pic.twitter.com/PQUVPjhz4J
Jordan Bell has seven points and nine rebounds for Pacific. The center, however, has two fouls in 11 minutes.
Zags finally gets a 3rd after starting from 0-5. Suggs’ triple brings GU with 4:45 to 23-19. Suggs has scored the last six points (3 on the free throw line)
Pacific 32, Gonzaga 31: Daniss Jackson has nine points to lead the Tigers to a 1-point lead over the Bulldogs # 1.Jalen Suggs has 11 points ahead of Gonzaga, who shoots 41.7% and only 2 out of 8 from 3 point range. Suggs made both 3s.
Pacific holds the rebound edge 18-13 while Tigers center Jordan Bell rebounds nine at height. He also has seven points, but has committed two fouls.
Gonzaga center Drew Timme has six points and two rebounds. Joel Ayayi and Anton Watson each added four points for the Zags.
Gonzaga’s top scorer Corey Kispert (20.2 points per game) was kept on two points in the 1: 4 shoot-out. He was called for two fouls.
The Zags stayed at the free throw line in this one. Gonzaga is 9 of 13 from the strip. Pacific only tried six free throws, three.
15:51 – Pacific 40, Gonzaga 35: An 8-2 run for the Tigers gives them 5 points and the Bulldogs take a break.
Gonzaga has three turnovers in half. Two came from poor post-entry passes from Joel Ayayi.
Zags’ sloppiness continues, 40-35. Three turnovers on bad passes gave up consecutive easy layups. GU four assists, nine turnovers, down on offensive glass 6-2.
11:17 – Gonzaga 49, Pacific 47: Corey Kispert has nine points in the last two minutes and the Zags have taken the lead.After 45-42 Kispert caught a transition pass at the 3-point line, put on a fake shot that made his next defender jump into him, pulled the foul and made the shot. He made the following free throw and has 11 points in the game.
A smart move by the senior, getting the defender in the air and still having the ability to knock down the 3. Zags are trying to get the gears rolling pic.twitter.com/Bx0zBILHSL
Kispert does a good job if he breaks free in the middle of defense and Timme runs a nice back door and probably throws down the dunk of his career. pic.twitter.com/KNN0yFYX1J
7:32 – Gonzaga 59, Pacific 52: The Bulldogs seem to be making their move on the offensive, having fired five of their last six shots and leading the Tigers by 7.
Drew Timme has 17 points to lead GU. Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert each have 13. Kispert has four fouls.
Pierre Crockrell II leads Pacific with 12 points. Center Jordan Bell has nine points and 10 rebounds with four fouls. After intercepting his fourth foul, coach Damon Stoudamire was called to a technical foul.
Gu 59-52. Pacific was asked to commit 20 fouls, with Zags taking advantage of the FT line (17 of 22). Shadd fouled, Bell at four. Zags took the lead with four fouls with Kispert on the bench.
4:24 – Gonzaga 70, Pacific 54: A 19-4 run for the Bulldogs in the last 5:30 increased GU to 16.
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