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Recap: Admon Gilder, Ryan Woolridge lead No. 8 Gonzaga past Texas A&M

Nov. 15, 2019 Updated Fri., Nov. 15, 2019 at 10:30 p.m.

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Admon Gilder and Ryan Woolridge scored 16 points each and the Gonzaga Bulldogs rolled to big win over the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday.

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulldogs weathered a slow shooting start to surge into the lead midway through the first half.

After trailing 12-9 at the under-12 timeout, Gonzaga turned the game around with a 31-7 run to close out the half. The Zags held Texas A&M scoreless for 8:45 during the run.

Gilder, who transferred to GU from Texas A&M, and Woolridge, a North Texas transfer enjoyed their return to their home state. The two guards both grabbed seven rebounds. Fellow Texan Drew Timme also scored in double digits, adding 11 for the Zags.

Behind Petrusev, Gonzaga dominated inside. GU outrebounded Texas A&M 46-29 and held a big advantage in points in the paint, 44-20.

Wendell Mitchell led the Aggies with 14 points, though he shot just 5 of 13. Texas A&M went 3 of 20 from 3-point range and shot just 30.4% from the field. They commited 18 turnovers compared to five assists.

Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert was held in check as he shot 1 of 10 and scored three points.

First half

15:49 – TAMU 6, Gonzaga 4: Slow shooting starts for both teams as the Aggies jump out in front early in College Station.

Gonzaga has made just one field goal and is shooting 12.5% (1 of 8). Texas A&M is shooting slightly better at 33.3%.

Filip Petrusev has all of Gonzaga’s points and has grabbed five rebounds.

Three Aggies have two points each.

11:56 – TAMU 12, Gonzaga 9: The Bulldogs shooting struggles continue against Texas A&M’s pressure defense.

Filip Petrusev leads the way for Gonzaga with six points and six rebounds. The Zags are shooting just 22% and are 1 of 5 from 3-point range.

Three Aggies have four points.

8:42 – Gonzaga 20, TAMU 14: The Bulldogs surge on a 9-0 run and the Aggies call timeout.

Two free throws by Anton Watson and a 3-pointer from Admon Gilder got the run started for the Zags.

7:41 – Gonzaga 22, TAMU 14: The Zags lead by eight at the under-8 timeout behind Filip Petrusev.

The Gonzaga big man has six points and six rebounds as GU has controlled the glass, outrebounding Texas A&M 16-8.

Admon Gilder has six points as well for the Zags. The transfer from Texas A&M has been left open on the perimeter and is 2 of 3 from 3-point range.

3:56 – Gonzaga 29, TAMU 14: GU takes an 18-0 run into the under-4 timeout as Texas A&M look lost on offense.

Gonzaga has ramped up the defense during the run and Texas A&M is down to shooting 25% and 0 of 5 from 3.

Ryan Woolridge lead the Zags with nine points. The point guard has found success getting into the lane off the dribble.

Half – Gonzaga 40, TAMU 19: Ryan Woolridge and Admon Gilder led a big run for Gonzaga and the Bulldogs have 21-point lead over the Aggies at halftime in College Station.

Woolridge and Gilder found the shooting storkes as Gonzaga went on a 31-7 run over the final 13:44 of the half. Woolridge has 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, while backcourt-mate Gilder has 10.

Filip Petrusev has six points and seven rebounds for GU. Joel Ayayi has added six points.

Texas A&M went 8:45 without scoring as a 12-9, Aggies’ lead turned into a big deficit. Josh Nebo has five points and four rebounds to lead TAMU.

Its not just the guards getting it done for Gonzaga, the bigs have dominated inside as well. The Zags have outrebounded Texas A&M 26-12 and lead 18-8 in points in the paint.


Second half

15:47 – Gonzaga 50, TAMU 30: Different start to the second half compared to the first as both teams come out of the locker room hot.

Gonzaga has connected on three of its last four field goals, while Texas A&M is five of its last six.

Ryan Woolridge continues to lead the Zags with 14 points.

Wendell Mitchell leads Texas A&M with nine.

11:11 – Gonzaga 60, TAMU 32: The Bulldogs expand their lead to 28 behind their veteran backcourt of Admon Gilder and Ryan Woolridge.

Woolridge continues to lead the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points and Gilder is right behind him with 13.

Gonzaga is now shooting 51.1% from the field. Texas A&M remains cold, shooting just 29.3%.

3:40 – Gonzaga 70, TAMU 47: Texas A&M guard Wendell Mitchell hits two 3s and the Aggies cut into the Bulldogs’ big lead.

Texas A&M continues to struggle shooting at 31.4%. With Mitchell’s two makes from 3, the Aggies are now just 3 of 20 from 3-point range.

Admon Gilder, Ryan Woolridge and Filip Petrusev each have 14 points for Gonzaga.

Final – Gonzaga 79, TAMU 49: Admon Gilder and Ryan Woolridge scored 16 points each and Gonzaga rolled to big win over Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

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