The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the San Diego Toreros 96-38 on Thursday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego. Here are the three keys to the Zags’ win:
Gonzaga took command by scoring the first 11 points and holding San Diego scoreless for the first 6:25. The Toreros were within 26-14 when the Zags went on an 18-2 run to close the half.
Offensive player of the game
Redshirt sophomore guard Josh Perkins knocked down his first four shots – all 3-pointers – to help the Zags build a comfortable lead in the first half. He finished with five 3-pointers and 15 points. He also had six assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes.
Defensive player of the game
Gonzaga junior Johnathan Williams covered USD forward Brett Bailey and limited the former University High standout to just seven points, nine below his average. Williams also collected 19 rebounds, 17 on the defensive end.
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