The unranked Bulldogs utilized a strong first half to hand a short-handed Loyola Marymount squad its sixth straight loss. Gonzaga built a 42-33 lead after the first 20 minutes.
The Zags found their shooting touch in the second half and continued a strong rebounding effort to defeat New Mexico State 80-68.
No. 11 Gonzaga relieved the frustrations of its first loss with its highest scoring game of the year. Sam Dower Jr. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs cruised to an easy 113-81 win over Division II Chaminade on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.