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Gonzaga-Loyola Marymount: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 85-66 victory

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Saturday’s win over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. (AP)
Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Saturday’s win over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. (AP)

Key moment

The Zags coughed up most of a 13-point lead late in the first half, but they opened the second half with a 17-0 run to rebuild the lead to 21. Johnathan Williams scored six points, Josh Perkins and Killian Tillie added 3-pointers and Zach Norvell Jr. had a three-point play.

Offensive player of the game

Senior forward Johnathan Williams dominated on the interior. He had seven dunks, a handful of close-range finishes and scored 30 points. It was the second highest scoring game of Williams’ career, trailing only his 39-point outburst against Florida. Williams made 13 of 18 shots and also grabbed 10 boards.

Defensive player of the game

Silas Melson, a frequent selection in this space, bottled up talented LMU point guard James Batemon, who was limited to 13 points, nearly five below his average. Batemon made just 4 of 13 shots, but did contribute eight assists.


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