GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Gonzaga 69, Texas Tech 55

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer

PHOENIX - Andrew Nembhard scored 16 points, Rahir Bolton added 15 and No. 5 Gonzaga outlasted No. 25 Texas Tech 69-55 in the Colangelo Classic.

The Bulldogs (9-2) withstood Texas Tech's defensive pressure most of the afternoon in the desert, limiting turnovers while working the ball around for open looks.

The Red Raiders collapsed in on Gonzaga big man Drew Timme, holding the preseason All-American to seven points on 2-of-4 shooting, but the Zags overcame it by hitting 13 3-pointers - five by Bolton. Gonzaga led by eight at halftime and stretched it to 16 by hitting four 3s during a big run midway through the second half.

The Red Raiders (8-2) struggled offensively without leading scorer Terrence Shannon Jr., who didn't play after leaving Tuesday's game against Arkansas State with back spasms. Texas Tech shot 37% and wasn't able to mount a charge after Gonzaga's big second-half run.

Kevin McCullar and Adonis Arms had 14 points each to lead the Red Raiders.

Texas Tech has made a seamless transition to Mark Adams since Chris Beard left for Texas. The Red Raiders rolled through their early schedule, lost a close game at Providence and knocked off No. 18 Tennessee in overtime at Madison Square Garden.

Texas Tech has played the kind of defense Adams helped Beard establish during five seasons in Lubbock, entering Saturday's game fifth in defensive efficiency, according to KenPom.

The Red Raiders faced their biggest test yet against a Gonzaga team that leads the nation in shooting at 53% and is second in offensive efficiency.

Texas Tech did a decent job of mucking it up in the first half, holding the Zags to 12-of-30 shooting while preventing them from going on any big runs. Davion Warren had the defensive play of the half, tracking down Nembhard to block his layup in transition off the backboard.

Where the Red Raiders had trouble was on offense, particularly with Shannon out.

Gonzaga is annually one of the nation's best defensive teams and hounded Texas Tech throughout the first half. The Zags held the Red Raiders to 11-of-27 shooting and led 34-26 at halftime.

Texas Tech's defense continued to cause problems early in the second half and its offense found a bit of a rhythm, using an 8-0 run to pull within 42-40.

Gonzaga answered with a 3-point spree, making four straight during an 18-4 run to go up 60-44. Texas Tech went back to struggling on offense after that, unable to mount any kind of run.


Play by Play
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
20:00End of the Game5569
20:00End of the 2nd Half5569
20:32GonzJulian Strawther with a defensive rebound.5569
20:32TxTchDavion Warren misses a layup shot.5569
20:54GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a layup shot.5569
21:05GonzAnton Watson with a defensive rebound.5567
21:05TxTchKevin McCullar misses a layup shot.5567
21:22GonzRasir Bolton with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball5567
21:41TxTchAdonis Arms makes a layup shot.5567
21:56GonzAnton Watson with a lost ball out of bounds turnover: Lost Ball Out of Bounds5367
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22:08TxTch take a 20-second timeout.5367
22:09TxTchAdonis Arms makes a layup shot.5367
22:18TxTchAdonis Arms with a defensive rebound.5167
22:18GonzJulian Strawther misses a 3-point jump shot from 27 feet out.5167
22:37TxTchPersonal foul committed by Marcus Santos-Silva.5167
22:49GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.5167
22:49TxTchClarence Nadolny misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.5167
22:56TxTchKevin McCullar with an offensive rebound.5167
22:56TxTchKevin Obanor misses a jump shot from 8 feet out.5167
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
23:18TxTchClarence Nadolny with a defensive rebound.5167
23:18GonzChet Holmgren misses a jump shot from 20 feet out.5167
23:42TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva with a turnover:5167
23:42TxTchOffensive foul committed by Marcus Santos-Silva.5167
23:50Official TV timeout.5167
23:50GonzDrew Timme with a turnover:5167
23:50GonzOffensive foul committed by Drew Timme.5167
24:10GonzJulian Strawther with a defensive rebound.5167
24:10TxTchDavion Warren misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.5167
24:22TxTchDavion Warren with a defensive rebound.5167
24:22GonzRasir Bolton misses a jump shot from 10 feet out.5167
24:39GonzRasir Bolton with a defensive rebound.5167
24:39TxTchDavion Warren misses a layup shot.5167
24:48TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.5167
24:48GonzJulian Strawther misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.5167
25:16GonzJulian Strawther with a defensive rebound.5167
25:16TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva misses free throw 2 of 2.5167
25:16TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva makes free throw 1 of 2.5167
25:16GonzShooting foul committed by Chet Holmgren.5067
25:27GonzPersonal foul committed by Andrew Nembhard.5067
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
25:54GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Rasir Bolton with the assist.5067
26:14Gonz with a defensive rebound.5064
26:14TxTchAdonis Arms misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.5064
26:24GonzDrew Timme with a turnover:5064
26:24GonzOffensive foul committed by Drew Timme.5064
26:41TxTchAdonis Arms makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.5064
26:55GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a jump shot from 17 feet out.4764
27:21TxTchDaniel Batcho with a stepped out of bounds turnover: Stepped Out of Bounds4762
27:41TxTchDaniel Batcho with a defensive rebound.4762
27:41GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a layup shot.4762
27:59Official TV timeout.4762
27:59TxTchClarence Nadolny with a lost ball out of bounds turnover: Lost Ball Out of Bounds4762
28:14GonzNolan Hickman makes a jump shot from 17 feet out.4762
28:35TxTchKevin McCullar makes free throw 3 of 3.4760
28:35TxTchKevin McCullar makes free throw 2 of 3.4660
28:35TxTchKevin McCullar makes free throw 1 of 3.4560
28:35GonzShooting foul committed by Drew Timme.4460
28:47GonzNolan Hickman makes a layup shot. Drew Timme with the assist.4460
28:55GonzDrew Timme with a defensive rebound.4458
28:55TxTchAdonis Arms misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4458
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
29:21GonzChet Holmgren makes free throw 2 of 2.4458
29:21GonzChet Holmgren makes free throw 1 of 2.4457
29:21TxTchShooting foul committed by Kevin McCullar.4456
29:24GonzChet Holmgren with an offensive rebound.4456
29:24GonzNolan Hickman misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4456
29:45GonzJulian Strawther with a defensive rebound.4456
29:45TxTchBryson Williams misses a layup shot.4456
210:02TxTchBryson Williams with an offensive rebound.4456
210:02TxTchBryson Williams misses a layup shot.4456
210:10TxTch with an offensive rebound.4456
210:10TxTchClarence Nadolny misses a layup shot.4456
210:21TxTchKevin Obanor with a defensive rebound.4456
210:21GonzAnton Watson misses a layup shot.4456
210:37TxTchKevin McCullar makes a layup shot.4456
210:53TxTchDavion Warren with an offensive rebound.4256
210:53TxTchKevin McCullar misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.4256
211:24GonzJulian Strawther makes a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.4256
211:46Official TV timeout.4253
211:49Gonz with a defensive rebound.4253
211:49TxTchBryson Williams misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.4253
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
212:06GonzAnton Watson makes free throw 2 of 2.4253
212:06GonzAnton Watson makes free throw 1 of 2.4252
212:06TxTchShooting foul committed by Daniel Batcho.4251
212:13GonzAndrew Nembhard with a defensive rebound.4251
212:13TxTchAdonis Arms misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.4251
212:36GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out. Drew Timme with the assist.4251
212:56TxTch take a 20-second timeout.4248
213:00TxTchDaniel Batcho makes a jump shot from 14 feet out. Kevin McCullar with the assist.4248
213:30GonzAnton Watson makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Rasir Bolton with the assist.4048
213:39GonzAndrew Nembhard with a defensive rebound.4045
213:39TxTchKevin Obanor misses a jump shot from 16 feet out.4045
213:56GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.4045
214:07GonzDrew Timme with an offensive rebound.4042
214:07GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.4042
214:11GonzDrew Timme with an offensive rebound.4042
214:11GonzDrew Timme misses a jump shot from 8 feet out.4042
214:21TxTchClarence Nadolny makes a layup shot.4042
214:29GonzRasir Bolton with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball3842
214:42Gonz take a full timeout.3842
214:45TxTchAdonis Arms makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Clarence Nadolny with the assist.3842
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
215:05TxTchAdonis Arms with a defensive rebound.3542
215:05GonzDrew Timme misses a jump shot from 9 feet out.3542
215:20TxTchPersonal foul committed by Kevin Obanor.3542
215:28TxTchKevin Obanor makes a layup shot.3542
215:50Official TV timeout.3342
215:51TxTchAdonis Arms with a defensive rebound.3342
215:51GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a jump shot from 15 feet out.3342
216:12Gonz with a defensive rebound.3342
216:12TxTchKevin McCullar misses a layup shot.3342
216:34TxTch with a defensive rebound.3342
216:34GonzChet Holmgren misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.3342
216:53Gonz with a defensive rebound.3342
216:53TxTchKevin McCullar misses free throw 2 of 2.3342
216:53TxTchKevin McCullar makes free throw 1 of 2.3342
216:53GonzShooting foul committed by Chet Holmgren.3242
217:05TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.3242
217:05GonzRasir Bolton misses a 3-point jump shot from 28 feet out.3242
217:11GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.3242
217:11TxTchBryson Williams misses a hook shot from 8 feet out.3242
217:28GonzRasir Bolton makes a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out. Chet Holmgren with the assist.3242
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
217:51TxTchBryson Williams makes a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out. Davion Warren with the assist.3239
218:13GonzRasir Bolton makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.2939
218:22TxTchKevin Obanor makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Bryson Williams with the assist.2936
218:37GonzDrew Timme makes a layup shot. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.2636
218:56GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.2634
218:56TxTchKevin McCullar misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.2634
219:04TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.2634
219:04GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.2634
219:12GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.2634
219:12TxTchBryson Williams misses a layup shot.2634
219:22GonzChet Holmgren with a lost ball out of bounds turnover: Lost Ball Out of Bounds2634
219:39TxTchAdonis Arms with a lost ball out of bounds turnover: Lost Ball Out of Bounds2634
220:00Start of the 2nd Half2634
10:00End of the 1st Half2634
10:03TxTchDaniel Batcho makes a dunk shot. Clarence Nadolny with the assist.2634
10:06TxTchDaniel Batcho with a defensive rebound.2434
10:06GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a jump shot from 15 feet out.2434
10:13GonzAndrew Nembhard with an offensive rebound.2434
10:13GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a jump shot from 9 feet out.2434
10:35TxTchDavion Warren with a bad pass turnover: Bad Pass2434
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
11:12GonzNolan Hickman makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Drew Timme with the assist.2434
11:33TxTchKevin Obanor makes a jump shot from 9 feet out.2431
11:44TxTchDavion Warren with a defensive rebound.2231
11:44GonzRasir Bolton misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.2231
12:03Official TV timeout.2231
12:07TxTchKevin McCullar with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball2231
12:32GonzAnton Watson makes a layup shot.2231
12:43TxTchDavion Warren makes a layup shot.2229
13:09TxTchDavion Warren with a defensive rebound.2029
13:09GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a jump shot from 17 feet out.2029
13:32TxTchKevin McCullar makes a jump shot from 9 feet out.2029
13:57TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.1829
13:57GonzRasir Bolton misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.1829
14:06GonzNolan Hickman with a defensive rebound.1829
14:06TxTchDavion Warren misses a jump shot from 17 feet out.1829
14:17GonzRasir Bolton makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.1829
14:42TxTchPersonal foul committed by Daniel Batcho.1826
14:43GonzAnton Watson with a defensive rebound.1826
14:43TxTchClarence Nadolny misses free throw 2 of 2.1826
14:43TxTchClarence Nadolny makes free throw 1 of 2.1826
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
14:43GonzShooting foul committed by Hunter Sallis.1726
14:57TxTchDaniel Batcho with a defensive rebound.1726
14:57GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a layup shot.1726
15:01TxTchClarence Nadolny with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1726
15:12TxTchClarence Nadolny with a defensive rebound.1726
15:12GonzHunter Sallis misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1726
15:22TxTchKevin McCullar makes a layup shot. Davion Warren with the assist.1726
15:24GonzDrew Timme with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1526
15:31TxTchKevin Obanor makes a dunk shot.1526
15:34TxTchKevin Obanor with an offensive rebound.1326
15:34TxTchKevin McCullar misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.1326
15:56TxTchKevin Obanor with a defensive rebound.1326
15:56GonzAnton Watson misses free throw 2 of 2.1326
15:56GonzAnton Watson makes free throw 1 of 2.1326
15:56TxTchShooting foul committed by Bryson Williams.1325
16:03GonzAndrew Nembhard with a defensive rebound.1325
16:03TxTchKevin McCullar misses a layup shot.1325
16:22GonzDrew Timme makes a layup shot. Nolan Hickman with the assist.1325
16:45GonzAnton Watson with a defensive rebound.1323
16:45TxTchDaniel Batcho misses free throw 2 of 2.1323
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
16:45TxTch with an offensive rebound.1323
16:45TxTchDaniel Batcho misses free throw 1 of 2.1323
16:45Official TV timeout.1323
16:45GonzShooting foul committed by Chet Holmgren.1323
17:11TxTchKevin Obanor with a defensive rebound.1323
17:11GonzRasir Bolton misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.1323
17:16TxTchAdonis Arms with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1323
17:33GonzRasir Bolton makes a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out. Nolan Hickman with the assist.1323
17:39GonzNolan Hickman with an offensive rebound.1320
17:39GonzNolan Hickman misses a jump shot from 20 feet out.1320
18:01TxTchDavion Warren makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out. Adonis Arms with the assist.1320
18:30GonzRasir Bolton makes a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out. Nolan Hickman with the assist.1020
18:41TxTchAdonis Arms with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball1017
18:42GonzPersonal foul committed by Chet Holmgren.1017
18:59GonzRasir Bolton with a stepped out of bounds turnover: Stepped Out of Bounds1017
19:11GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.1017
19:11TxTchDavion Warren misses a layup shot.1017
19:21GonzPersonal foul committed by Anton Watson.1017
19:30Gonz with a turnover: Shot Clock Turnover1017
110:03GonzAnton Watson with a defensive rebound.1017
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
110:03TxTchKevin McCullar misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.1017
110:13TxTchAdonis Arms with a defensive rebound.1017
110:13GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.1017
110:20GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.1017
110:20TxTchBryson Williams misses a layup shot.1017
110:45GonzAnton Watson makes a layup shot.1017
111:00Official TV timeout.1015
111:00TxTchPersonal foul committed by Marcus Santos-Silva.1015
111:25TxTchKevin McCullar makes a layup shot.1015
111:41TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva with a defensive rebound.815
111:41GonzNolan Hickman misses a jump shot from 16 feet out.815
111:56TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball815
112:21GonzAndrew Nembhard makes a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.815
112:36GonzHunter Sallis with a defensive rebound.812
112:36TxTchAdonis Arms misses a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out.812
112:43TxTchKevin McCullar with an offensive rebound.812
112:43TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva misses a layup shot.812
113:01TxTch with an offensive rebound.812
113:01TxTchAdonis Arms misses a layup shot.812
113:28GonzAndrew Nembhard with a turnover:812
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
113:28GonzOffensive foul committed by Andrew Nembhard.812
113:35GonzDrew Timme with a defensive rebound.812
113:35TxTchBryson Williams misses a layup shot.812
113:52TxTchBryson Williams with a defensive rebound.812
113:52GonzNolan Hickman misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.812
114:09TxTchBryson Williams makes a jump shot from 10 feet out. Kevin Obanor with the assist.812
114:19TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.612
114:19GonzNolan Hickman misses a layup shot.612
114:25TxTchBryson Williams with a lost ball turnover: Lost Ball612
114:30GonzPersonal foul committed by Julian Strawther.612
114:36GonzDrew Timme makes free throw 2 of 2.612
114:36GonzDrew Timme makes free throw 1 of 2.611
114:36TxTchShooting foul committed by Adonis Arms.610
114:53Official TV timeout.610
114:53TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva with a 3 second violation turnover: 3 Second Violation610
115:11TxTchKevin McCullar with an offensive rebound.610
115:11TxTchKevin McCullar misses a jump shot from 15 feet out.610
115:19TxTchMarcus Santos-Silva with an offensive rebound.610
115:19TxTchKevin McCullar misses a jump shot from 11 feet out.610
115:44GonzJulian Strawther makes a jump shot from 13 feet out. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.610
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
116:01GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.68
116:01TxTchKevin McCullar misses a jump shot from 17 feet out.68
116:08GonzPersonal foul committed by Rasir Bolton.68
116:35TxTchDavion Warren with a defensive rebound.68
116:35GonzJulian Strawther misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.68
116:42GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.68
116:42TxTchDavion Warren misses a jump shot from 10 feet out.68
117:08GonzJulian Strawther makes a tip shot from 6 feet out.68
117:11GonzJulian Strawther with an offensive rebound.66
117:11GonzAndrew Nembhard misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.66
117:26TxTchAdonis Arms makes a 3-point jump shot from 23 feet out. Davion Warren with the assist.66
117:49GonzChet Holmgren makes a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out. Andrew Nembhard with the assist.36
117:58TxTchPersonal foul committed by Kevin McCullar.33
118:11GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.33
118:11TxTchKevin Obanor misses a 3-point jump shot from 22 feet out.33
118:24TxTch with a defensive rebound.33
118:24GonzRasir Bolton misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.33
118:37GonzChet Holmgren with a defensive rebound.33
118:37TxTchBryson Williams misses a 3-point jump shot from 26 feet out.33
118:48GonzJulian Strawther makes a layup shot. Chet Holmgren with the assist.33
HalfTimeTeamEventTxTchGonz
119:02TxTchKevin McCullar makes a jump shot from 15 feet out.31
119:15TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.11
119:15GonzJulian Strawther misses a 3-point jump shot from 24 feet out.11
119:22Gonz with an offensive rebound.11
119:22GonzChet Holmgren misses a 3-point jump shot from 25 feet out.11
119:28TxTchAdonis Arms makes free throw 2 of 2.11
119:28TxTch with an offensive rebound.01
119:28TxTchAdonis Arms misses free throw 1 of 2.01
119:28GonzShooting foul committed by Julian Strawther.01
119:50TxTchKevin McCullar with a defensive rebound.01
119:50GonzDrew Timme misses free throw 2 of 2.01
119:50GonzDrew Timme makes free throw 1 of 2.01
119:50TxTchShooting foul committed by Davion Warren.00
120:00Start of the 1st Half00

Texas Tech
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. McCullar 5-15 4-5 0-4 3-10 1 0 2 1 2 14
A. Arms 5-10 1-2 3-7 0-4 1 0 0 3 1 14
C. Nadolny 1-3 1-2 0-1 0-2 2 0 0 2 0 3
K. Obanor 4-7 0-0 1-2 1-4 1 0 0 0 1 9
D. Warren 2-8 0-0 1-2 1-5 3 0 1 1 1 5
D. Batcho 2-2 0-2 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 1 2 4
B. Williams 2-10 0-0 1-3 1-2 1 0 0 1 1 5
M. Santos-Silva 0-1 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 3 3 1
C. Agbo 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Allen 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 21-56
(.375)
7-13
(.538)
6-19
(.316)
11-38 9 1 3 12 11 55


Gonzaga
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Nembhard 6-16 0-0 4-8 1-4 6 1 3 1 2 16
R. Bolton 5-11 0-0 5-10 0-1 2 0 0 3 1 15
D. Timme 2-4 3-4 0-0 2-4 3 0 0 3 3 7
A. Watson 3-4 3-4 1-1 0-4 0 0 2 1 1 10
J. Strawther 4-8 0-0 1-5 1-5 0 0 0 0 2 9
C. Holmgren 1-4 2-2 1-3 1-11 2 2 0 1 4 5
N. Hickman 3-8 0-0 1-3 1-2 3 0 1 0 0 7
H. Sallis 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 24-56
(.429)
8-10
(.800)
13-31
(.419)
7-37 16 3 6 9 14 69




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