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SportPerkins leads No. 5 Gonzaga over Pacific 67-36

17:02  11 january  2019
17:02  11 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Fifth-ranked Gonzaga was held to its lowest point total of the season and still beat Pacific by 31 points.

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Josh Perkins had 14 points and six assists, and Gonzaga beat Pacific 67-36 on Thursday night, the sixth straight win for the Bulldogs.

BOX SCORE: GONZAGA 67, PACIFIC 36

Pacific used a slow-down offense most of the game against the high-flying Bulldogs, who average 93 points per game.

"We didn't foul them much," Gonzaga's Brandon Clarke added. "That took them out of their offense. ... When that happens it's really tough to beat us because we've got such a potent offense."

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 11 points for Gonzaga (15-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference), which has beaten the Tigers 13 consecutive times. Rui Hachimura and Clarke each scored 10 points, and Clarke had five blocks.

Roberto Gallinat scored nine points to lead Pacific (10-8, 0-3).

Pacific was held to its lowest point total of the season after shooting just 26.7 percent and committing 22 turnovers.

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Hachimura, Perkins lead No . 20 Gonzaga over Pacific 81-48. Josiah Wallace poured in 27 points and Rade Kukobat sank a 3-pointer with 30 seconds remaining in overtime to help Eastern Illinois hold on for a 92-87 victory over Tennessee-Martin in an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Thursday night.

Gonzaga went on an early 13-2 run for a 16-6 lead . Consecutive 3-pointers by Corey Kispert and Josh Perkins pushed the lead to 24-10. Portland hosts Pacific on Saturday in a game that pits Porter against Tigers' coach Damon Stoudamire. Both coaches played for Portland of the NBA.

The Tigers got to the free-throw line only 13 times, making eight.

"We had to be smart not to foul them when they drove," Clarke said. "They struggled to find ways to score."

Pacific coach Damon Stoudamire did not immediately talk with reporters after the game.

For a time, Pacific's slow-down offense worked. The teams were tied 10-10 midway through the first.

Then Gonzaga broke the game open.

Consecutive 3-pointers by Norvell and Perkins highlighted a 24-5 run that put Gonzaga ahead 34-15 at halftime. Pacific shot just 27.8 percent in the first, while Gonzaga shot 56.5 percent.

"We didn't get frustrated," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

Gonzaga slowly added to its lead in the second half. Jeremy Jones' 3-pointer put Gonzaga up 50-26 midway through the second. The Zags went on an 11-1 run to push their lead to 61-27.

Few deployed a pressure defense at times, trying to speed up the game.

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(AP) — Josh Perkins said No. 20 Gonzaga did not panic when their shots did not fall in the first half Gonzaga led 31-21 at halftime, after holding Pacific to 29 percent shooting and no 3-pointers. Gonzaga outscored Pacific 22-2 on second chance points and 36 -20 in the paint. BENCH BOSSES.

Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins , left, shoots over Pepperdine guard Colbey Ross during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane Tillie and Josh Perkins each scored 15 points for Gonzaga (25-4, 15-1 West Coast), which has won nine consecutive games and remains in first place

"It shrinks the clock down," Few said. "We generated some turnovers out of it."

Gonzaga's previous season low in points was 71 against No. 3 Tennessee.

SHOOTING WOES

Pacific shot 26.7 percent in both total field goals and 3-pointers. Gonzaga shot just 43.4 percent for the game, well below its average.

THE PAINT

Taller Gonzaga outscored the Tigers 32-14 in the paint, and also forced 22 turnovers they converted into 27 points.

GOOD DEFENSE

Gonzaga blocked six shots and had eight steals.

BIG PICTURE

Pacific: The Tigers had a solid nonconference season (10-5), but are winless in league play. ... Stoudamire is in his third season and has an overall record of 28-48. ... Lafayette Dorsey is making 92 percent of his free throws, third in the nation. ... Roberto Gallinat leads the Tigers with 15.3 points per game.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs have gone 85-6 against their West Coast Conference rivals since 2014, losing games only to Saint Mary's and BYU. ... The Zags lead the nation in field goal shooting at 53.2 percent, and are second in scoring at 93.6 points per game. ... The Zags won their previous five games by a margin of 43.6 points. ... In their first 10 home games, the Zags have trailed only 8 minutes out of 400 minutes played.

UP NEXT

Pacific plays at Portland on Saturday.

Gonzaga plays at surprising San Francisco (14-2) on Saturday. "It's for first place in the league," Few said. "It's going to be a good challenge for us."

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