Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga got an early lead and never looked back in a 100-61 win over host San Francisco on Saturday at War Memorial Gym.
Timme was 11-of-12 shooting as he came up a point shy of his career, which he scored earlier this year against Virginia. The sophomore center was 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
Corey Kispert, Joel Ayayi and Aaron Cook each scored 12 points to help the Bulldogs (20-0, 11-0 WCC) earn their 24th straight 20-win season.
Jamaree Bouyea and Khalil Shabazz had 14 points apiece to lead USF (10-10, 4-6).
The Zags jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes behind six points from Timme. He had 15 points in just over six minutes as Gonzaga led 17-2.
Timme had 21 at halftime when Gonzaga led 48-26.
San Francisco shot 35% and was 7 of 33 on 3-pointers. The Dons turned the ball over 15 times which Gonzaga turned into 20 points.
Behind Timme, the Zags, held the advantage in paint points, 48-26, and rebounding, 35-27.
Gonzaga shot 61.0% and was 10 of 21 from 3.
GU point guard Jalen Suggs had 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Andrew Nembhard made his second consecutive start for the Zags and also had five assists. The junior guard scored eight points.
Julian Rishwain added 10 points for USF.
Gonzaga is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Saint Mary’s at the McCarthey Athletic Center at 6 p.m. PST.
15:59 – Gonzaga 8, USF 0: Drew Timme has six points and the Bulldogs have held the Dons scoreless at the under-16 timeout.
Timme is 3-of-3 shooting and scored the Zags first six points. Joel Ayayi added the other two points.
San Francisco is 0-of-3 shooting and has five turnovers.
11:31 – Gonzaga 20, USF 6: Drew Timme has 15 points and three rebounds as the Dons have no answer for the Bulldogs center.
Timme is 7-of-7 shooting in six minutes. The big man hit a 3-pointer as the trail man in transition.
Andrew Nembhard has added three points for Gonzaga. The Zags have made 7 of their last nine shots.
San Francisco has scored four of its six points at the free-throw line. The Dons are 1-of-11 shooting.
7:18 – Gonzaga 25, USF 12: Zags continue to lead by double digits behind Drew Timme’s 16 points and five rebounds.
Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert both scored their first two points for GU.
Suggs sliced into between two defenders and scored on his first shot of the game.
Kispert is 0-of-4 shooting but is 2 of 2 from the free-throw line.
Jamaree Bouyea leads USF with eight points. He is 3-of-5 shooting. The Dons are shooting 21.1%.
3:33 – Gonzaga 41, USF 18: The Zags hold their largest lead of the game as they take a 7-0 run into the under-4 timeout.
Drew Timme has 21 points and five rebounds to lead Gonzaga.
Gonzaga 48, USF 26: Drew Timme has 21 points and seven rebounds and the No. 1 Bulldogs are dominating the Dons.
Jalen Suggs added eight points and three assists for Gonzaga.
Khalil Shabazz leads San Francisco with 11 points. The guard is just 2 of 9 from the field, with both makes being 3-pointers.
USF shoot 30.8% and 2 of 14 from 3 in the half. The Dons turned the ball over 12 times, which the Zags turned into 14 points.
The Zags jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first four minutes behind six points from Timme.
The sophomore center had 15 points in just over six minutes as Gonzaga led 17-2.
Gonzaga is shooting 48.4% and is 5 of 14 from beyond the arc.
Timme is 8 of 9 from the field and 2 of 2 from 3.
Corey Kispert has scored five points on 1-of-6 shooting for the Zags. Joel Ayayi has chipped-in four.
Jamaree Bouyea scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting for USF.
16:00 – Gonzaga 58, USF 28: Drew Timme’s dominance continues into the second half as the center has five points in the first four minutes for Gonzaga.
Timme is 10-of-11 shooting and has 26 points in the game. His career high came early this season when he scored 29 points in a win vs. Virginia.
San Francisco is just 1-of-8 shooting in the half.
12:00 – Gonzaga 69, USF 39: Zags continue to lead by 30 behind a big night from Drew Timme.
Timme has 26 points and seven rebounds.
Jalen Suggs has added 11 points for Gonzaga. Joel Ayayi and Corey Kispert each have 10.
Khalil Shabazz leads San Francisco with 14 points.
7:52 – Gonzaga 78, USF 39: Drew Timme has a double-double and Gonzaga continues to expand its lead as it rides a 9-0 run into the under-8 timeout.
Timme has 28 points – one short of a career high – and 10 rebounds. The sophomore center is 11-of-12 shooting.
Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi each have 11 points for the Bulldogs.
Gonzaga is shooting 76.5% this half.
2:33 – Gonzaga 92, USF 53: The Bulldogs have put in the reserves as they look to finish off their 20th win of the season.
Freshmen Ben Gregg and Dominick Harris have been subbed in for the first time for GU. Classmate Julian Strawther is also in.
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