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Difference makers: Drew Timme, Chet Holmgren combine to score 43 in Bellarmine rout

Nov. 19, 2021 Updated Fri., Nov. 26, 2021 at 4:16 p.m.


On a night when he became the 47th Gonzaga player to reach 1,000 career points, Timme also moved up to No. 45 on the school’s all-time scoring list, recording 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field while hitting 10 of 13 from the free-throw line. Timme, whose 25 points came in just 25 minutes, also made his first 3-pointer of the season after starting 0 for 4.


Like his frontcourt mate Timme, Holmgren also played just 25 minutes and was pulled from the game for good with 7:44 remaining. Holmgren had seven dunks and scored a season-high 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting. The 7-foot freshman had a complete stat line with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.


It took all of 6 minutes for Gonzaga to start pulling away from Bellarmine. The Bulldogs trailed 11-10 at the 13:53 mark when Timme went to the line for two free throws, sparking a 10-0 GU run. Julian Strawther followed with consecutive 3-pointers and Holmgren made a layup to make it 20-11. The Bulldogs extended the lead to 20 points by halftime.

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