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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