Melson helps No. 14 Gonzaga beat Utah Valley 92-69

Utah Valley guard Conner Toolson, right, shoots against Gonzaga guard Jordan Mathews (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Silas Melson scored 17 points and Jordan Mathews had 16 as No. 14 Gonzaga beat Utah Valley 92-69 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 points for Gonzaga, which was 28-8 last season and advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Conner Toolson scored 19 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 13 for Utah Valley, which was 12-18 last season.

Gonzaga outshot the Wolverines 52 percent to 36 percent and dominated the rebounding 52-30.

Gonzaga made its first three shots to take an 8-0 lead. Mathews' 3-pointer, part of a 9-0 run, helped push the Bulldogs' lead to 28-13.