SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert made six 3-pointers and done with 24 aspects, and No. 1 Gonzaga remained basically the most intelligent unbeaten in the country with a 86-69 protect over Loyola Marymount on Saturday evening.
The Bulldogs (24-0, 15-0 WCC) received their 51st straight home game to predicament a college story and done off a actually most intelligent routine season. Gonzaga has received 28 straight games relationship to closing season and is the first crew to attain the routine season unbeaten since Kentucky in 2014-15.
The Bulldogs are basically the most intelligent final unbeaten in Division I after No. 2 Baylor lost at Kansas earlier Saturday. Gonzaga now will get a prolonged damage earlier than the West Fly Convention tournament begins.
Gonzaga had 5 gamers attain in double figures. Drew Timme scored16 aspects, Joel Ayayi 13, Jalen Suggs 12 and Anton Watson 11.
Eli Scott had 20 aspects and 11 rebounds to lead Loyola Marymount (12-8, 7-5), and Mattias Markusson added 19 aspects and 10 rebounds.
Kispert rediscovered his capturing touch from deep that had been a bit off of unhurried. Kispert modified into 6 of 20 on 3-pointers one day of a 5-game span earlier this month. However he hit 3 of 8 in the Bulldogs protect over Santa Clara on Thursday and modified into even better in seemingly his closing home game at The Kennel.
Kispert made 6 of 10 shots from deep in opposition to the Lions, and the Bulldogs shot 53% from at the support of the arc.
For the 2nd straight game, the Bulldogs had been pushed early. Loyola Marymount led by as many as 5 aspects midway throughout the first half earlier than Gonzaga closed the half on a 12-3 urge to capture a 40-30 lead at the damage.
The Lions saw the lead evaporate after Keli Leaupepe picked up his third imperfect with 5: 59 left and LMU leading 23-22. Gonzaga outscored LMU 63-47 over the final 26 minutes.
Loyola Marymount: The Lions wished to be very most intelligent to loiter round with the Bulldogs, but had been some distance too sloppy. LMU dedicated 19 turnovers, leading to 29 aspects for Gonzaga. LMU did neatly using its dimension to bully the Bulldogs on the inner, but had been careless with the ball.
Gonzaga: The Bulldogs received their 21st straight game by double-digits because the No. 1 crew in the AP Prime 25. That fashions a story for consecutive double-digit wins by a No. 1 crew, topping the 20-game stir of UCLA one day of the 1971-72 season.
Loyola Marymount: The Lions will play in the WCC tournament subsequent week.
Gonzaga: The Bulldogs may perchance per chance well well be the No. 1 seed in the WCC tournament and have a bye to the semifinals.
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