Gonzaga routs Santa Clara 95-53

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)—Austin Daye scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures as Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 95-53 on Thursday night.

Matt Bouldin added 16 points, Steven Gray 15, Josh Heytvelt 11 and Jeremy Pargo 11 for Gonzaga (11-4, 2-0 West Coast Conference), which put on a display of dunks and 3-pointers against its overmatched foes.

John Bryant scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Santa Clara (7-12, 0-3), which lost its fifth consecutive game. It was his 12th double-double of the season. James Rahon added 14 points for the Broncos.

The Broncos, who lost their previous four games by a total of 15 points, suffered easily their worst loss of the season.

Gonzaga shot 55 percent in the game, dominated the rebounding 46-29, and forced the Broncos into 36 percent shooting and 17 turnovers. It was the highest scoring total of the season for the Zags.

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 Top Performers
 Santa Clara
John Bryant John Bryant
5-12,  12 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists
Austin Daye Austin Daye
8-10,  20 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

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