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Norvell leads No. 17 Gonzaga over Howard 106-69

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga coach Mark Few had seen Howard play well in losses to Indiana and George Washington this season, and was wary of the Bison shooters.

''We wanted to take away their 3s,'' Few said, after No. 17 Gonzaga pounded Howard 106-69 on Tuesday night. ''The guys did a good job of listening.''

The Bison made 8 of 25 from 3-point range, but shot just 30 percent for the game.

Freshman Zach Norvell Jr. scored 18 points and freshman Corey Kispert added 13 to lead five Bulldogs in double figures.

Johnathan Williams and Rui Hachimura each scored 12 points for Gonzaga (2-0), which last season won its first 29 games and lost in the NCAA championship game to North Carolina.

Gonzaga made 14 of 35 from 3-point range and outrebounded the smaller Bison 51-33. Gonzaga shot 57 percent for the game.

''They were playing zone,'' Few said of the Bison. ''We've got some guys who can shoot it. It was a good mix tonight.''

After a pair of blowout wins, Few said the schedule will get tougher when Utah State comes to town on Saturday.

''We'll start ramping up the competition,'' Few said.

R.J. Cole scored 16 points for Howard (0-3), which is playing 13 of its 16 non-conference games on the road. Zion Cousins had 10 rebounds but just two points.

Howard coach Kevin Nickelberry was not immediately available after the game.

Gonzaga hit four 3-pointers in the early going and jumped to an 18-5 lead.

After a Howard basket, the Zags scored 13 straight points for a 31-8 lead. Hachimura dribbled the length of the court and slammed home a dunk, then hit the resulting free throw, to highlight the run.

Two 3-pointers by Nate Garvey brought Howard within 39-18, but the Zags quickly pulled away again to lead 54-27 at halftime.

Howard shot just 27 percent in the first half, compared to nearly 58 percent for Gonzaga, and was outrebounded by the taller Zags 31-14 in the first.

Gonzaga pushed the lead to 30 points early in the second half and the Bison did not threaten again.

This is the third meeting between the programs, but the first in 27 years. The Zags have won all three.

1,000-POINT CLUB

Gonzaga's Williams surpassed the 1,000-point mark in his career, which includes two seasons at Missouri. He is also on the watch lists for the Naismith and Wooden awards.

ASSISTANCE PLEASE

Gonzaga had 22 assists on 40 baskets, and was led by six from Josh Perkins.

HOME COOKING

Gonzaga is 180-17 in the McCarthey Athletic Center since it opened in 2004, and every game has been a sell-out.

BIG PICTURE

Howard: The Bison lost to Indiana 86-77 on Sunday, but this night they looked more like the team picked to finish eighth in the MEAC. Cole scored 27 against the Hoosiers.

Gonzaga: After Utah State on Saturday, the Bulldogs play in the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon, against some of the nation's top teams. That should be the first real test of the reloaded Zags, who lost four key players from last year's team.

UP NEXT

Howard plays at Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Gonzaga hosts Utah State on Saturday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
19:49 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Silas Melson 0-3
19:18   Charles Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:16   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
19:07   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:05   Offensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
18:56   Johnathan Williams missed layup  
18:56   Offensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
18:56   Shooting foul on Charles Williams  
18:56   Johnathan Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
19:00   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
19:00   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
19:00   Offensive rebound by Killian Tillie  
18:50 +2 Corey Kispert made layup, assist by Killian Tillie 0-5
18:45   Jalen Jones missed jump shot  
18:45   Offensive rebound by Cameron Lewis  
18:45   Shooting foul on Killian Tillie  
18:45   Cameron Lewis missed 1st of 2 free throws  
18:22   Bad pass turnover on RJ Cole, stolen by Gonzaga  
18:45 +1 Cameron Lewis made 2nd of 2 free throws 1-5
18:22   Bad pass turnover on Killian Tillie, stolen by Cameron Lewis  
18:09   Cameron Lewis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:07   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
17:52 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 1-8
17:28   RJ Cole missed jump shot  
17:26   Offensive rebound by Cameron Lewis  
17:13   Charles Williams missed jump shot  
17:11   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
17:04   Shooting foul on Cameron Lewis  
17:04 +1 Silas Melson made 1st of 2 free throws 1-9
17:04 +1 Silas Melson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1-10
16:47   Charles Williams missed jump shot  
16:45   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
16:25 +2 Silas Melson made dunk, assist by Josh Perkins 1-12
16:11 +2 RJ Cole made layup 3-12
15:48   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:46   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
15:39   Johnathan Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:37   Offensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
15:39   Personal foul on Jalen Jones  
15:32 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 3-15
15:07   Personal foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
15:07   Zion Cousins missed jump shot  
15:05   Offensive rebound by Marcus Hall  
14:54 +2 Marcus Hall made layup, assist by RJ Cole 5-15
14:39 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Johnathan Williams 5-18
14:26   Bad pass turnover on RJ Cole  
14:06   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:04   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
13:55   Kyle Foster missed jump shot  
13:53   Offensive rebound by Howard  
13:49 +3 Kai Tease made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Hall 8-18
13:49   Personal foul on Marcus Hall  
13:41   Personal foul on RJ Cole  
13:27 +2 Killian Tillie made jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 8-20
13:02   Zion Cousins missed jump shot  
13:00   Defensive rebound by Killian Tillie  
12:48 +2 Killian Tillie made layup 8-22
12:26   Kai Tease missed layup  
12:24   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
12:21 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk 8-24
12:21   Shooting foul on Cameron Lewis  
12:21 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 8-25
12:04   Turnover on Howard  
11:56   Zach Norvell Jr. missed jump shot  
11:56   Offensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
11:54   Shooting foul on Jalen Jones  
11:54 +1 Jacob Larsen made 1st of 2 free throws 8-26
11:54   Jacob Larsen missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:54   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
11:54   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
11:48   Lost ball turnover on RJ Cole, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
11:40   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:38   Defensive rebound by Charles Williams  
11:27   Charles Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:25   Defensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
11:19   Shooting foul on Kai Tease  
11:19 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 8-27
11:19   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Marcus Hall  
11:09   Personal foul on Jeremy Jones  
11:07   Charles Williams missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
10:47   Killian Tillie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:45   Offensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
10:30 +2 Jacob Larsen made dunk 8-29
10:09   Shot clock violation turnover on Howard  
9:49 +2 Killian Tillie made dunk, assist by Jacob Larsen 8-31
9:34 +2 Marcus Hall made layup, assist by RJ Cole 10-31
9:24   Personal foul on Charles Williams  
9:24 +1 Jacob Larsen made 1st of 2 free throws 10-32
9:24 +1 Jacob Larsen made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-33
9:08 +2 RJ Cole made layup 12-33
9:08   Shooting foul on Jeremy Jones  
9:08   RJ Cole missed free throw  
9:08   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
8:56   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:54   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
8:40 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Killian Tillie 12-36
8:40   Offensive foul on Zion Cousins  
8:40   Turnover on Zion Cousins  
8:20   Johnathan Williams missed jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
8:08 +3 Nate Garvey made 3-pt. jump shot 15-36
7:55 +3 Silas Melson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 15-39
7:37   RJ Cole missed layup, blocked by Killian Tillie  
7:35   Offensive rebound by RJ Cole  
7:26 +3 Nate Garvey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by RJ Cole 18-39
7:26   Offensive foul on Johnathan Williams  
7:26   Turnover on Johnathan Williams  
7:07   Zion Cousins missed jump shot  
7:05   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
6:58   Offensive foul on Josh Perkins  
6:58   Turnover on Josh Perkins  
6:41   Marcus Hall missed jump shot  
6:41   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
6:40   Personal foul on Zion Cousins  
6:40 +1 Johnathan Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 18-40
6:40   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:40   Offensive rebound by Silas Melson  
6:30   Silas Melson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:28   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
6:21 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 18-42
6:13   Kyle Foster missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:11   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
5:58 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 18-45
5:42   Shooting foul on Corey Kispert  
5:42 +1 Charles Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 19-45
5:42 +1 Charles Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-45
5:30   Silas Melson missed jump shot  
5:28   Defensive rebound by Charles Williams  
5:24 +3 RJ Cole made 3-pt. jump shot 23-45
5:04 +2 Johnathan Williams made layup 23-47
4:45   Charles Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
4:25   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:23   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
4:23   RJ Cole missed jump shot  
4:21   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
4:06   Offensive foul on Corey Kispert  
4:06   Turnover on Corey Kispert  
3:44   Cameron Lewis missed jump shot  
3:42   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
3:42   Personal foul on Zion Cousins  
0.0   Johnathan Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:43   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:43   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:43   Defensive rebound by Jalen Jones  
3:43   Charles Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:41   Defensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
3:20   Offensive foul on Rui Hachimura  
3:20   Turnover on Rui Hachimura  
3:02   Offensive foul on Dalique Mingo  
2:48   Zach Norvell Jr. missed layup  
2:46   Offensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
2:42 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Jacob Larsen 23-49
2:42   Shooting foul on Jalen Jones  
2:42 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 23-50
2:30   Offensive foul on Jalen Jones  
2:16 +2 Johnathan Williams made layup 23-52
2:03   RJ Cole missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:01   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
1:54 +2 Johnathan Williams made dunk 23-54
1:36   Charles Williams missed jump shot  
1:34   Defensive rebound by Jacob Larsen  
1:34   Offensive foul on Jacob Larsen  
1:10   RJ Cole missed jump shot  
1:08   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
52.0   Personal foul on Kyle Foster  
52.0   Johnathan Williams missed 1st of 2 free throws  
52.0   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
52.0   Johnathan Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
52.0   Defensive rebound by Ibrahim Dosunmu  
50.0   Personal foul on Rui Hachimura  
50.0   Ibrahim Dosunmu missed 1st of 2 free throws  
50.0 +1 Ibrahim Dosunmu made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-54
50.0 +1 Ibrahim Dosunmu made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-54
35.0   Offensive foul on Rui Hachimura  
35.0   Turnover on Rui Hachimura  
12.0   RJ Cole missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Josh Perkins  
10.0   Defensive rebound by Killian Tillie  
2.0   Offensive foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
2.0   Turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
2.0 +3 Kyle Foster made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dalique Mingo 27-54

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:43   Nate Garvey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:41   Defensive rebound by Silas Melson  
19:31   Johnathan Williams missed layup  
19:29   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
19:21 +2 Corey Kispert made layup 27-56
19:10 +3 RJ Cole made 3-pt. jump shot 30-56
19:02   Bad pass turnover on Johnathan Williams, stolen by Cameron Lewis  
18:57   RJ Cole missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:55   Offensive rebound by Jalen Jones  
18:55   Personal foul on Killian Tillie  
18:39   RJ Cole missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:37   Defensive rebound by Killian Tillie  
18:29 +3 Silas Melson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 30-59
18:15   Out of bounds turnover on Nate Garvey  
17:56 +2 Johnathan Williams made layup 30-61
17:56   Shooting foul on Jalen Jones  
17:56 +1 Johnathan Williams made free throw 30-62
17:44   Cameron Lewis missed jump shot  
17:42   Offensive rebound by Kai Tease  
17:39   Personal foul on Silas Melson  
17:30   Cameron Lewis missed layup  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
17:21   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:19   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
17:16   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:14   Offensive rebound by Johnathan Williams  
17:10   Shooting foul on Kyle Foster  
17:08 +1 Johnathan Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 30-63
17:08 +1 Johnathan Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-64
16:49 +2 Kyle Foster made jump shot 32-64
16:40   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins  
16:35 +2 RJ Cole made layup 34-64
16:17 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 34-67
15:56 +3 Kyle Foster made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by RJ Cole 37-67
15:53   30-second timeout called  
15:37   Josh Perkins missed jump shot  
15:35   Defensive rebound by Kai Tease  
15:10 +2 Cameron Lewis made layup 39-67
14:52   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:50   Defensive rebound by Cameron Lewis  
14:35   RJ Cole missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:33   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
14:25 +2 Killian Tillie made jump shot 39-69
14:10   Kyle Foster missed jump shot  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
13:59   Silas Melson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:57   Defensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
13:49   RJ Cole missed layup  
13:47   Offensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
13:34   Zion Cousins missed layup  
13:32   Offensive rebound by Zion Cousins  
13:29   Kyle Foster missed jump shot  
13:29   Defensive rebound by Killian Tillie  
13:29 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 39-71
13:23   RJ Cole missed jump shot  
13:21   Offensive rebound by Cameron Lewis  
13:16   Kyle Foster missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
13:16   Personal foul on Kyle Foster  
13:12   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:10   Defensive rebound by Kai Tease  
13:06