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Gonzaga 116, Portland 88

PORTLAND, Ore. - Joel Ayayi posted the first triple-double in Gonzaga history and the top-ranked Bulldogs routed Portland 116-88 for their 16th straight win.

Ayayi had 12 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds, and Drew Timme had 26 points for the Bulldogs (12-0, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who were riding the nation's longest active winning streak.

Ahmed Ali had 19 points for the Pilots (6-5, 0-2), who have lost 13 straight against Gonzaga.

Corey Kispert, who leads the WCC in scoring, finished with 14 points against Portland.

Portland hung with the Zags at the start, but starting forward Eddie Davis collected two early fouls and went to the bench. The 6-foot-6 junior was averaging 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds heading into the game.

Gonzaga started pulling away midway through the first half when Ayayi's jumper made it 23-16. The Zags stretched the lead to 39-25 on Anton Watson's layup and led 56-35 at the half.

The Zags were 0 for 6 from 3-point range in the opening half. Kispert hit the team's first 3 at 3:37 into the second. Instead, Gonzaga had 80 points in the paint, compared to Portland's 26.

Seven Gonzaga players were in double figures and the Bulldogs led by as many as 36 points. Associated Press


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January 9, 2021



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