Timme leads No. 2 Gonzaga against Santa Clara after 30-point performance

Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-2, 2-0 WCC) at Santa Clara Broncos (11-5, 1-0 WCC)

Santa Clara, California; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Gonzaga visits the Santa Clara Broncos after Drew Timme scored 30 points in Gonzaga’s 110-84 victory against the BYU Cougars.

The Broncos have gone 8-2 in home games. Santa Clara ranks second in the WCC with 15.8 assists per game led by PJ Pipes averaging 3.7.

The Bulldogs are 2-0 against WCC opponents. Gonzaga is the WCC leader with 40.0 rebounds per game led by Chet Holmgren averaging 8.4.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keshawn Justice averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Broncos, scoring 15.0 points while shooting 44.0% from beyond the arc. Jalen Williams is averaging 19 points and 3.6 assists over the last 10 games for Santa Clara.

Timme is scoring 16.8 points per game and averaging 6.0 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Holmgren is averaging 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds over the last 10 games for Gonzaga.

LAST 10 GAMES: Broncos: 6-4, averaging 73.9 points, 31.1 rebounds, 14.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.3 points per game.

Bulldogs: 8-2, averaging 87.4 points, 39.6 rebounds, 17.7 assists, 6.5 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.2 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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