No. 8 Gonzaga breezes past Mississippi Valley State 97-63

Mississippi Valley State head coach Andre Payne, right, speaks with guard Isaac Williams (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Josh Perkins and Silas Melson had 15 points apiece as No. 8 Gonzaga remained undefeated and kept Mississippi Valley State winless with a 97-63 victory Thursday night.

All of Perkins' points came on five first-half 3s.

Nigel Williams-Goss chipped in 13 points, five assists and three steals for the Bulldogs (7-0).

The Delta Devils (0-9) had an energetic start, but the Bulldogs' nine 3s built a 21-point halftime lead.

Two 3-pointers by Williams-Goss and six points from Jordan Mathews helped the Bulldogs go up five just 4 minutes into the first half.

Freshman center Zach Collins had two early dunks, both of which he flushed while being fouled.

Rashaan Surles led the Delta Devils with 13 points.

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