9:00 PM ET, January 21, 2010
McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. -- For one night at least, the Gonzaga-Pepperdine rivalry was back in the West Coast Conference.The two teams had some epic tussles for the WCC title in the late 1990s and early this century, before the Gonzaga started to run away with every game.But the Bulldogs (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) needed a career-high 32 points from Matt Bouldin to hold off Pepperdine 91-84 Thursday night and take sole possession of first place in the league.
• Gonzaga won its 25th straight conference game as Matt Bouldin led the Zags with a career-high 32 points.
• The Bulldogs improved to 28-3 in their last 31 home games.
• Elias Harris contributed 20 points and 13 assists for his third double-double in his last five games.
• Pepperdine lost its 17th straight game vs. Gonzaga.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||28-63 (.444)||33-62 (.532)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-21 (.381)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-26 (.769)||20-30 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||23 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|