GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Gonzaga 95, Northern Arizona 49

(AP Photo/Young Kwak)

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. - Chet Holmgren had 20 points and nine rebounds, Anton Watson scored 17 and No. 4 Gonzaga beat Northern Arizona 95-49 to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 58 games.

Drew Timme added 14 points for Gonzaga (10-2), which was coming off a victory over No. 25 Texas Tech in Phoenix last weekend. The Bulldogs opened the season as the nation's top-ranked team.

Jalen Cone scored 19 points for Northern Arizona (4-8), which has lost six of seven. The Lumberjacks have never beaten a ranked opponent and were undone in this one by 32% shooting and 20 turnovers.

Gonzaga shot 55% and committed only five turnovers.

Holmgren, a freshman considered the nation's top recruit this year, sank all three of his 3-point attempts in the first five minutes as Gonzaga took a 16-9 lead. Cone completed a four-point play to pull the Lumberjacks to 16-15.

But the Zags replied with a 15-5 spurt to build a 31-20 lead. Gonzaga added a 15-2 run late in the first to carry a 48-30 advantage into halftime.

Holmgren had 14 points in the first half, while Timme and Watson scored 10 each.

Cone, a transfer from Virginia Tech, led all scorers in the first half with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. But he was shut down in the second half.

The Zags made their first four shots after halftime to open a 59-32 bulge.

Hunter Sallis hit a 3 and a pair of free throws during a 12-0 run that put the Bulldogs up 77-44 with less than 10 minutes left. The Lumberjacks did not challenge again.


Northern Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
N. Mains F 26 2-7 0-0 0-3 0-1 2 0 0 1 1 4
C. Towt F 22 3-8 1-2 0-0 3-11 2 0 0 3 3 7
E. Richards C 25 4-4 0-0 0-0 1-5 1 1 0 2 3 8
J. Cone G 33 7-18 1-1 4-7 2-3 2 0 0 1 1 19
M. Stark G 26 1-7 0-0 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 3
J. Green   17 3-5 0-0 0-1 0-2 1 0 1 3 2 6
A. Aguek   16 0-6 0-0 0-3 3-5 1 2 0 2 2 0
I. Lewis   12 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-3 1 0 1 2 1 2
W. Brown   11 0-2 0-0 0-1 2-4 0 0 1 2 3 0
C. Mahaney   7 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Jackson   5 0-4 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Roberts   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   202 21-65
(.323)
2-3
(.667)
5-22
(.227)
15-40 10 3 3 20 19 49


Gonzaga
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Timme F 22 4-9 5-5 1-2 0-4 0 1 0 0 1 14
C. Holmgren C 26 6-9 5-6 3-5 1-9 1 3 0 1 0 20
A. Nembhard G 22 4-9 0-0 1-2 0-1 3 0 3 2 1 9
J. Strawther G 20 3-8 0-0 1-4 1-4 1 1 1 0 2 7
R. Bolton G 19 2-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 1 5
H. Sallis   26 3-4 2-2 1-1 0-2 2 0 1 1 1 9
N. Hickman   22 2-5 0-0 0-2 1-4 3 1 1 1 1 4
A. Watson   18 6-7 5-8 0-1 2-3 1 0 2 0 0 17
B. Gregg   6 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 6
K. Perry   6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 0 1 0
M. Arlauskas   5 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Lang   5 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Few   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
W. Graves   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 33-60
(.550)
19-23
(.826)
10-22
(.455)
5-34 14 7 9 5 10 95
Officials: Michael Greenstein, Eric Curry, Randy Heimerman




D1SportsNet