World news – Updates and highlights: # 1 Gonzaga leads BYU in the first half


Follow us here as the Gonzaga Bulldogs # 1 (10-0, 1-0 WCC) host the BYU Cougars (9-2, 0-0) at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane tonight. The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. PST. You can watch it on ESPN.

4:00 – Gonzaga 39, BYU 26: A 7-0 run by the Cougars results in Gonzaga taking his first time out of the game.

BYU closes the deficit at 39 -26, 3:58 left. Zags had three sales on this route and Cougars looks much better offensively.

Corey Kispert and Andrew Nembhard each have nine points to accelerate the Zags. Nembhard is 3 of 3 to 3 pointers.

Suggs has excellent vision in court. Knew where to go with the ball before the ride. Draws three defenders and smokes a pass to Nembhard in the corner. Easy.

7:16 – Gonzaga 34, BYU 16: The big man from Cougars, Matt Haarms, has had some success inside when BYU retreated to 20 Zags.

Has Haarms seven points in 2-of-2 shooting and 3 out of 3 points from the free throw line.

Gonzaga center Drew Timme recorded his second foul. He has eight points and two rebounds.

10:43 – Gonzaga 30, BYU 7: The Zags continue to retreat from the Cougars behind sharp shots.

Gonzaga shoots 66.7% (12 of 18) and made three 3-pointers. Corey Kispert leads the Zags with nine points. Andrew Nembhard has six points in a 2-of-2 shooting from 3.

Drew Timme crashes the boards and ends a contested shot on the rim. Three BYU players were in the sophomore, but it didn’t seem to matter.

15:37 – Gonzaga 16, BYU 2: Drew Timme has six points, Corey Kispert has five and the Bulldogs took an early 14 point lead.

The Zags scored the first eight points of the game and then tore off another 8-0 run before BYU called timeout.

Former top quarterback Jalen Suggs drops Joel Ayayi a cent for a touchdown.

We’re less than two minutes away from a rivalry showdown.
Tonight Gonzaga faces BYU … it’s Showtime. Let’s get it 😤 # GoZags | @ZagMBB

Aaron Cook (leg injury) from GU goes through pregame and warm-up exercises. Former Zag Jesse Wade was not on the road with BYU.

Gonzaga is the only team in Division I with 4 players who average at least 10 PPG at 50% shooting (Corey Kispert, Drew Timme, Jalen Suggs, Joel Ayayi ).
Gonzaga currently shoots 55.4% as a team, the highest score in 10 games in a season since UCLA 2016-17.

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