No. 6 Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, defeating Pepperdine, 82-56. The win improves the Bulldogs to 22-2 on the season and improves them to 9-0 in the WCC.
Gonzaga started quickly with a 16-2 run that put Pepperdine in an early hole. The Bulldogs extended the lead to 35-20 at the half. Gonzaga was able to maintain that lead in the second half thanks to some poor shooting by the Waves and more frequent turnovers.
Kevin Pangos led the way for the Bulldogs with 14 points, four assists and four steals. Kelly Olynyk added 13 points and four assists. Kyle Dranginis scored 11 points off the bench. The Bulldogs hit 45 percent of their shots including 12-of-27 shooting from three point range.
Stacy Davis led Pepperdine with 16 points. The Waves shot just 36 percent and turned the ball over 20 times while recording just seven assists in the game.
Pepperdine falls to 10-13 on the season and 2-8 in the WCC.