Gonzaga routs cold-shooting Pepperdine 63-44
Sam Dower added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Bulldogs (17-9, 7-3 West Coast), who have won four straight conference games after losing three in a row in the WCC. Marquise Carter contributed eight points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals.
Pepperdine (11-17, 5-6) was held to 27.4 percent shooting from the field and hit just 2 of 15 3-point attempts. Mychel Thompson was the Waves’ leading scorer with nine points.
Gonzaga, which shot 38.6 percent, scored the first seven points and never trailed in the game. The Bulldogs led 33-20 at the break and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.