Gonzaga 63, Pepperdine 44

Elias Harris had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Gonzaga defeated

Pepperdine 63-44 Saturday night.

Sam Dower added 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for

the Bulldogs (17-9, 7-3 West Coast), who have won four straight

conference games after losing three in a row in the WCC. Marquise

Carter contributed eight points, seven assists, five rebounds and

four steals.

Pepperdine (11-17, 5-6) was held to 27.4 percent shooting from

the field and hit just 2 of 15 3-point attempts. Mychel Thompson

was the Waves’ leading scorer with nine points.

Gonzaga, which shot 38.6 percent, scored the first seven points

and never trailed in the game. The Bulldogs led 33-20 at the break

and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half.