GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Gonzaga 115, Santa Clara 83

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

By JOE STIGLICH
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Drew Timme scored 32 points and Andrew Nembhard had 19 as No. 2 Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 115-83 for its 24th consecutive West Coast Conference victory.

The Bulldogs (14-2, 3-0 WCC), who lead the nation in both scoring and field goal percentage, eclipsed the century mark for the third consecutive game and shot 58.7% from the field (44 for 75) against the Broncos (11-6, 1-1).

Timme, a consensus preseason All-American, was 14 for 18 shooting, added eight rebounds, and had his way inside. The 6-foot-10 junior came out of the game with 8:48 remaining. Seven-foot freshman Chet Holmgren, expected to be a top pick in this year's NBA draft, had 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Jalen Williams had 17 points to lead Santa Clara, but the WCC's leading scorer connected on just 6 of 16 shots.

The Broncos entered the day ranked 15th nationally in field goal percentage (49.1%), but they were held to just 39.7% shooting as the Bulldogs did not allow anything easy inside.

Timme had 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting by halftime, helping the Bulldogs to a comfortable 60-41 lead.

Gonzaga hurt Santa Clara with its size and terrific interior passing that set up easy baskets. The Bulldogs hit 24 of 37 shots (64.9%) in the first half.

At the other end, Gonzaga didn't give up anything easy around the basket. Williams had 12 points for Santa Clara in the first half but was just 4 for 12 from the field.


Gonzaga
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
D. Timme F 26 14-18 3-5 1-2 2-8 1 1 0 3 2 32
C. Holmgren C 23 3-6 4-4 1-2 1-12 1 2 0 1 1 11
J. Strawther G 27 2-5 0-1 0-2 1-6 1 0 1 1 4 4
A. Nembhard G 25 7-12 3-3 2-5 0-0 6 0 2 4 2 19
R. Bolton G 22 4-7 2-2 2-3 0-2 7 0 1 1 2 12
N. Hickman   21 5-10 0-0 4-8 0-1 4 0 0 2 1 14
A. Watson   20 4-6 2-3 1-1 1-11 2 0 3 2 2 11
H. Sallis   19 3-6 1-1 0-0 2-5 2 0 0 1 2 7
B. Gregg   6 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 2 1 1 0 2 0
M. Arlauskas   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 2
M. Lang   4 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 3
W. Graves   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   200 44-75
(.587)
15-19
(.789)
12-26
(.462)
7-46 26 4 8 16 22 115


Santa Clara
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Justice F 28 5-13 0-0 3-7 1-5 1 0 1 1 1 13
P. Braun F 27 5-9 0-1 1-3 2-5 3 1 3 0 1 11
J. Vrankic F 18 3-8 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 3 4 6
J. Williams G 29 6-16 3-4 2-4 0-5 4 1 2 2 3 17
P. Pipes G 24 5-11 0-0 0-4 0-2 1 0 2 1 1 10
C. Stewart   23 2-7 4-4 0-0 1-3 1 0 1 1 0 8
G. Williams   22 3-8 2-4 2-4 0-2 0 0 0 2 3 10
J. Holt   13 1-3 4-6 0-1 5-7 0 0 0 0 2 6
C. Tongue   10 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-5 1 1 1 1 3 2
M. Tomley   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 31-78
(.397)
13-21
(.619)
8-26
(.308)
13-39 12 3 10 13 18 83
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