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Petrusev scores 27, No. 2 Gonzaga extends win streak to 18

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Second-ranked Gonzaga hasn't had many ugly wins this season, but Saturday night's game against Pepperdine was something it needed with the NCAA Tournament less than a month away.

The Bulldogs had some early foul trouble and were out of sync until getting into a rhythm in the second half and pulling away for an 89-77 victory that extended their winning streak to 18 games.

''It's one of the better wins we've had this year with what we dealt with and powered through it. It wasn't going perfect for long stretches but we found a way. That's how you have to win in March,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

The Bulldogs were missing Killian Tillie, who is second on the team in scoring, due to an ankle injury and then had two starters pick up two fouls apiece in the first half. However, Filip Petrusev was able to come through when needed.

The sophomore forward had 27 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. Petrusev scored 20 points in the first half as Gonzaga kept feeding the ball to him down low in the paint.

''I knew I was going to have to play more but it was tough to execute all those coverages. I knew they were going to foul me but also I have to hit open layups when I get an angle,'' said Petrusev, who is averaging 24 points and 9.8 rebounds in the past five games.

The Bulldogs (26-1, 11-0 West Coast Conference) had only seven players see action, with all but one scoring in double figures. Corey Kispert had 19 points, including five 3-pointers.

The game was tied at 43 before Gonzaga took control with a 13-2 run. Kispert's 3-pointer with 15:33 remaining gave the Bulldogs a 46-43 advantage, and Joel Ayayi had five points during the spurt.

Gonzaga's largest lead was 14 late in the second half. The Bulldogs have won 39 straight regular-season WCC games, currently the longest streak of its kind in the nation.

''We were flustered, had a lot of adversity and a hot guard (Pepperdine's Colbey Ross) going at us before we were able to get going. It was good for us to face that and solve those things,'' Few said.

Ross scored 23 points and Kameron Edwards had 22 for Pepperdine (14-13, 7-6). Ross, a junior point guard, has four straight games of at least 23 points.

Petrusev scored the last seven points during a run of nine straight by Gonzaga to give the Bulldogs a 28-20 lead with 7:30 left in the first half.

Gonzaga extended its lead to nine before the Waves responded with a 13-3 rally. Edwards had seven points during the spurt, including a 3 with 1:32 remaining to put them up 36-35. Gonzaga closed the half with five consecutive points to lead 40-36 at halftime.

''We made too many mistakes and they capitalized on most of them,'' Pepperdine coach Lorenzo Romar said. ''We were able to hold the fort in the first half. Our team has been pretty resilient all year and there were too many times we had to fight back tonight.''

BIG PICTURE

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs have won 39 straight against Pepperdine and are 43-2 during Few's tenure. The last time the Waves beat the Bulldogs was in 2002.

Pepperdine: The Waves were fifth in the conference in 3-point percentage coming into the game but missed 15 of 20 from beyond the arc. The 25% mark was their fifth-worst this season.

UP NEXT

Gonzaga: Hosts San Francisco on Thursday.

Pepperdine: Plays at Portland on Thursday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
19:34 +2 Drew Timme made layup, assist by Ryan Woolridge 2-0
19:21   Kameron Edwards missed layup  
19:19   Offensive rebound by Kessler Edwards  
19:11 +2 Kessler Edwards made dunk 2-2
19:06   Filip Petrusev missed layup, blocked by Skylar Chavez  
19:04   Defensive rebound by Sedrick Altman  
18:48   Colbey Ross missed jump shot  
18:46   Offensive rebound by Pepperdine  
18:41 +2 Skylar Chavez made layup 2-4
18:29   Lost ball turnover on Ryan Woolridge, stolen by Kameron Edwards  
18:03   Kessler Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:01   Defensive rebound by Drew Timme  
17:53   Personal foul on Skylar Chavez  
17:33   Filip Petrusev missed jump shot  
17:31   Defensive rebound by Kameron Edwards  
17:20   Kessler Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:18   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
17:17   Personal foul on Sedrick Altman  
17:06 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Filip Petrusev 5-4
16:50   Bad pass turnover on Colbey Ross  
16:31   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:29   Offensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
16:09   Filip Petrusev missed hook shot  
16:07   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
16:14   Flagrant foul on Sedrick Altman  
16:14   Drew Timme missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:14   Drew Timme missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:11 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Ryan Woolridge 7-4
15:52 +2 Kameron Edwards made jump shot, assist by Kessler Edwards 7-6
15:39   Commercial timeout called  
15:37   Bad pass turnover on Ryan Woolridge, stolen by Kessler Edwards  
15:23 +2 Colbey Ross made floating jump shot 7-8
15:16   Admon Gilder missed layup, blocked by Kessler Edwards  
15:14   Defensive rebound by Pepperdine  
15:00   Skylar Chavez missed jump shot  
14:58   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
14:50   Traveling violation turnover on Filip Petrusev  
14:33   Kameron Edwards missed jump shot  
14:31   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
14:22   Lost ball turnover on Ryan Woolridge, stolen by Kameron Edwards  
14:15 +2 Kameron Edwards made layup 7-10
13:54   Filip Petrusev missed layup  
13:52   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
13:48 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup 9-10
13:33 +2 Colbey Ross made jump shot, assist by Darryl Polk Jr. 9-12
13:09   Filip Petrusev missed layup  
13:07   Defensive rebound by Colbey Ross  
13:00   Personal foul on Ryan Woolridge  
12:53   Colbey Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:51   Defensive rebound by Drew Timme  
12:46   Joel Ayayi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:44   Defensive rebound by Victor Ohia Obioha  
12:38   Darryl Polk Jr. missed jump shot  
12:36   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
12:24 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup 11-12
12:13   Personal foul on Drew Timme  
12:06   Victor Ohia Obioha missed layup  
12:04   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
12:04   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
11:51 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 13-12
11:51   Shooting foul on Victor Ohia Obioha  
11:51   Commercial timeout called  
11:51 +1 Filip Petrusev made free throw 14-12
11:36 +2 Colbey Ross made layup, assist by Kameron Edwards 14-14
11:19   Joel Ayayi missed layup  
11:17   Defensive rebound by Kameron Edwards  
11:11   Kameron Edwards missed layup  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Admon Gilder  
11:03 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joel Ayayi 17-14
10:48 +2 Colbey Ross made jump shot 17-16
10:29 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 19-16
10:10 +2 Colbey Ross made layup 19-18
9:59   Corey Kispert missed layup  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Keith Smith  
9:34   Shooting foul on Drew Timme  
9:34 +1 Kessler Edwards made 1st of 2 free throws 19-19
9:34 +1 Kessler Edwards made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-20
9:14   Filip Petrusev missed hook shot  
9:12   Defensive rebound by Victor Ohia Obioha  
9:03   Kessler Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:01   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
8:56   Shooting foul on Colbey Ross  
8:56 +1 Admon Gilder made 1st of 2 free throws 20-20
8:56 +1 Admon Gilder made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-20
8:34   Kessler Edwards missed jump shot  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
8:25 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 23-20
8:25   Shooting foul on Colbey Ross  
8:25 +1 Filip Petrusev made free throw 24-20
8:05   Kameron Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:03   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
7:58   Shooting foul on Kameron Edwards  
7:59   Commercial timeout called  
7:59 +1 Filip Petrusev made 1st of 2 free throws 25-20
7:59 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 26-20
7:49   Skylar Chavez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:47   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
7:30 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 28-20
7:04 +2 Sedrick Altman made layup 28-22
6:55   Ryan Woolridge missed layup  
6:53   Defensive rebound by Kessler Edwards  
6:48   Skylar Chavez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:46   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
6:36   Admon Gilder missed jump shot  
6:34   Defensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
6:29   Shooting foul on Joel Ayayi  
6:29   Sedrick Altman missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:29 +1 Sedrick Altman made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-23
6:06 +2 Admon Gilder made layup 30-23
5:49   Bad pass turnover on Darryl Polk Jr., stolen by Admon Gilder  
5:47   Shooting foul on Darryl Polk Jr.  
5:47 +1 Admon Gilder made 1st of 2 free throws 31-23
5:47 +1 Admon Gilder made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-23
5:37 +2 Kameron Edwards made jump shot, assist by Keith Smith 32-25
5:10   Filip Petrusev missed layup  
5:08   Defensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
5:08   Personal foul on Martynas Arlauskas  
4:52   Keith Smith missed jump shot  
4:50   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
4:45   Offensive foul on Joel Ayayi  
4:45   Turnover on Joel Ayayi  
4:29 +2 Kameron Edwards made layup, assist by Keith Smith 32-28
4:21   Admon Gilder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:19   Defensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
4:14 +2 Keith Smith made layup, assist by Sedrick Altman 32-30
4:00   Lost ball turnover on Admon Gilder, stolen by Keith Smith  
3:45   Commercial timeout called  
3:29   Kameron Edwards missed jump shot  
3:27   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
3:09   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
2:53   Lost ball turnover on Kameron Edwards, stolen by Filip Petrusev  
2:42   Lost ball turnover on Corey Kispert, stolen by Kessler Edwards  
2:32   Kessler Edwards missed layup  
2:30   Offensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
2:26 +2 Darryl Polk Jr. made dunk 32-31
2:21 +2 Filip Petrusev made jump shot, assist by Admon Gilder 34-31
2:06 +2 Sedrick Altman made jump shot 34-33
1:54   Admon Gilder missed layup  
1:52   Offensive rebound by Martynas Arlauskas  
1:52   Personal foul on Keith Smith  
1:52 +1 Martynas Arlauskas made 1st of 2 free throws 35-33
1:52   Martynas Arlauskas missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:52   Defensive rebound by Kameron Edwards  
1:32 +3 Kameron Edwards made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kessler Edwards 35-36
1:14 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot 38-36
1:09   30-second timeout called  
54.0   Colbey Ross missed floating jump shot  
52.0   Defensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
40.0 +2 Ryan Woolridge made layup 40-36
8.0   Colbey Ross missed jump shot  
6.0   Offensive rebound by Kessler Edwards  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
0.0   End of period  
19:48 +2 Colbey Ross made jump shot 40-38
19:34   Corey Kispert missed layup  
19:32   Defensive rebound by Kessler Edwards  
19:25 +2 Kameron Edwards made layup, assist by Colbey Ross 40-40
19:15   Filip Petrusev missed layup, blocked by Kessler Edwards  
19:13   Defensive rebound by Kessler Edwards  
19:01   Skylar Chavez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:59   Offensive rebound by Pepperdine  
18:48   Kameron Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:46   Defensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
18:37   Personal foul on Skylar Chavez  
18:26   Lost ball turnover on Ryan Woolridge, stolen by Kameron Edwards  
18:08   Skylar Chavez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:06   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
17:57   Shooting foul on Kameron Edwards  
17:57   Filip Petrusev missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:57 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-40
17:44   Out of bounds turnover on Colbey Ross  
17:28 +2 Drew Timme made layup, assist by Filip Petrusev 43-40
17:11 +3 Sedrick Altman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Skylar Chavez 43-43
16:53   Personal foul on Sedrick Altman  
16:37   Filip Petrusev missed layup, blocked by Kessler Edwards  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Colbey Ross  
16:27   Kameron Edwards missed layup  
16:25   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
16:20   Lost ball turnover on Filip Petrusev, stolen by Darryl Polk Jr.  
16:14   Personal foul on Drew Timme  
16:00   Colbey Ross missed layup, blocked by Filip Petrusev  
15:58   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
16:00   Commercial timeout called  
15:33 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joel Ayayi 46-43
15:24   Bad pass turnover on Colbey Ross, stolen by Joel Ayayi  
15:19 +2 Joel Ayayi made layup 48-43
15:04   Kameron Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:02   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
14:56   Lost ball turnover on Joel Ayayi, stolen by Sedrick Altman  
14:47 +2 Kameron Edwards made layup, assist by Darryl Polk Jr. 48-45
14:37 +3 Admon Gilder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 51-45
14:11   Kameron Edwards missed jump shot  
14:09   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
14:04   Corey Kispert missed layup  
14:02   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
13:59   Filip Petrusev missed dunk  
13:57   Offensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
13:54   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
13:41 +2 Filip Petrusev made layup, assist by Admon Gilder 53-45
13:41   Shooting foul on Victor Ohia Obioha  
13:41   Filip Petrusev missed free throw  
13:41   Defensive rebound by Victor Ohia Obioha  
13:32   Colbey Ross missed jump shot  
13:30   Defensive rebound by Admon Gilder  
13:25 +3 Joel Ayayi made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Admon Gilder 56-45
13:16   30-second timeout called  
13:16   Commercial timeout called  
13:12 +2 Keith Smith made layup, assist by Darryl Polk Jr. 56-47
12:53   Shooting foul on Victor Ohia Obioha  
12:53   Filip Petrusev missed 1st of 2 free throws  
12:53 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 57-47
12:38 +2 Colbey Ross made jump shot 57-49
12:24   Bad pass turnover on Corey Kispert, stolen by Victor Ohia Obioha  
12:04   Colbey Ross missed jump shot  
12:02   Defensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
11:57   Joel Ayayi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:55   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
11:56   Personal foul on Victor Ohia Obioha  
11:56   Commercial timeout called  
11:38   Joel Ayayi missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Colbey Ross  
11:36   Defensive rebound by Darryl Polk Jr.  
11:18   Colbey Ross missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:16   Defensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
11:05 +2 Joel Ayayi made layup, assist by Ryan Woolridge 59-49
10:52   Kameron Edwards missed layup  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
10:40   Drew Timme missed layup  
10:38   Defensive rebound by Kameron Edwards  
10:33 +2 Colbey Ross made layup 59-51
10:18 +2 Joel Ayayi made layup 61-51
10:00   Kameron Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:58   Defensive rebound by Ryan Woolridge  
9:51 +2 Ryan Woolridge made jump shot 63-51
9:51   30-second timeout called  
9:42   Personal foul on Joel Ayayi  
9:29 +2 Kessler Edwards made layup, assist by Colbey Ross 63-53
9:29   Shooting foul on Admon Gilder  
9:29 +1 Kessler Edwards made free throw 63-54
9:17 +2 Drew Timme made layup, assist by Admon Gilder 65-54
9:02 +3 Kessler Edwards made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Colbey Ross 65-57
8:45 +2 Ryan Woolridge made layup 67-57
8:21   Shooting foul on Admon Gilder  
8:21   Kameron Edwards missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:21 +1 Kameron Edwards made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-58
7:54   Drew Timme missed layup  
7:52   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
7:53   Shooting foul on Skylar Chavez  
7:53   Commercial timeout called  
7:53 +1 Corey Kispert made 1st of 2 free throws 68-58
7:53