Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points to help No. 8 Gonzaga rout Texas Southern 94-54 on Monday night.
Gonzaga opened the second half with a 30-4 run to bury the visitors and coast to a 76-57 victory.
Gonzaga (24-6, 14-3) had lost consecutive games within conference play for the first time since 2011 when it dropped games to BYU and San Diego last week. The Zags didn’t have much of a problem with Pacific, Thursday night.
Alex Wintering scored 14 points and Kevin Bailey finished with 13 and three blocks for the Pilots who shot 52 percent from the field for the contest, including 8-for-14 from three-point range.
Too many fouls and not enough rebounds led to Gonzaga’s first loss of the season in a nationally televised upset by unranked Dayton. Kevin Pangos fouled out in the final minute after scoring 27 points and nearly saving the 11th-ranked Bulldogs from an 84-79 defeat Monday night in the first round of the Maui Invitational.
Freshman guard Ike Iroegbu gave Washington State quite a boost when he came off the bench in a 90-74 loss at No. 13 Gonzaga.
When it comes to picking winning horses at the track Bill Swartz’s wife and mom usually do better than he does because they like certain colors and names.