Gonzaga made eight of its first 11 shots — four by Timme — to jump to a 17-7 lead. Jordan Bell’s basket cut Gonzaga’s lead to 32-26 with three minutes left in the first.
Gonzaga led only 38-30 at halftime, despite shooting 61% and holding the Lions to 43%.
Corey Kispert hit a pair of 3-pointers to put Gonzaga up 55-38 early in the second half. Gilder’s 3-pointer capped a 9-0 run that put Gonzaga up 64-42 with just over 10 minutes left.
ONE MORE STREAK
Gonzaga has won 37 straight conference regular season games, the longest such streak in the nation and a WCC record.
Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie missed his second straight game with a sprained ankle, leaving the Zags with a six-man rotation. “They take time” to heal, Few said. “We’ll see where he’s at on Saturday.”
Loyola Marymount: The Lions have a solid defense, allowing just 67.8 points per game, but could not stop the Zags …The Lions have not beaten Gonzaga since 2010 … Scott (15.7 ppg) is the only Loyola player averaging in double figures.
Gonzaga: The Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring at 88.6 points per game, and in scoring margin at 21.5 points per game … Six Gonzaga players average in double figures … The Zags are looking to go undefeated in the WCC for the second consecutive season.
Loyola Marymount plays BYU next Thursday.
Gonzaga plays at arch-rival Saint Mary’s, currently tied for second in the WCC with BYU, on Saturday. It is the first meeting of the season between the teams. “It’s just another away game,” Timme said. “It’s going to be a good challenge for us.” Saint Mary’s beat Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament last year. “They’ve got pretty much their entire team back,” Few said.
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