Sherbert leads No. 25 Gonzaga by Pepperdine 69-39
MALIBU, Calif. (AP)
Lindsay Sherbert came off the bench to score 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time, coasting to a 69-39 win over Pepperdine on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1), who won their eighth straight and 10th straight over Pepperdine, have allowed less than 50 points nine times. They out-scored the Waves (5-15, 1-7) 38-15 in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.
Sunny Greinacher added 13 points and Haiden Palmer 11 for GU, which had a 37-28 rebounding advantage, including 15-6 on the offensive end.
No player reached double figures for Pepperdine, which was without leading scorer Bria Richardson (16.9) and only had eight players.
With Sherbert scoring 10 points, Gonzaga led 31-23 at the half. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 10-2 run and was never threatened. They hit 10 3s while Pepperdine was 2-12.