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Hachimura leads No. 3 Gonzaga over Idaho State

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga rode a strong effort from Rui Hachimura to open the season with a rout.

Hachimura scored 33 points to help the third-ranked Bulldog to a 120-79 win over Idaho State in the season opener for both teams Tuesday night.

Zach Norvell Jr. added 23 points for Gonzaga (1-0), which has the highest preseason ranking in school history. Norvell Jr. also added seven rebounds.

''I was able to get hot for a little bit but when Rui got it going like that, we want to keep feeding him and play off of him,'' said Norvell Jr.

It was business as usual for Gonzaga in the opening minutes of the game. The Zags pushed out to an early 18-7 lead, but the Bengals went on a 9-0 run spanning 2:35. Making the score 18-16 with 12:20 to go in the first half.

Brandon Boyd scored 13 points for Idaho State (0-1). Boyd went 3-4 from the field during the Bengal run. Kelvin Jones the 6-foot-10 center for Idaho State made an impact on defense. But he picked up his third foul at the end of the first half limiting his time on the court. Jones eventually fouled out in the second half.

''I'm proud of my guys,'' said Idaho State coach Bill Evans. ''I think we played hard, and the score just got away from us.''

After the outburst from Idaho State, Gonzaga answered with several scoring runs of their own to end the first half. After a timeout from coach Few, Gonzaga started to attack the paint instead of settling for jump shots.

''I don't think we are going to play light's out perfect all game, that's basketball,'' said Gonzaga coach Mark Few. ''Teams make runs and make adjustments and every shot doesn't go in.''

The Zags led 37-29 before going on a 10-2 run over the course of 1:28. The Bulldog run gave them a 47-31 advantage changing the game. The Zags put the game into cruise control for the rest of the contest. Including complete dominance in the second half featuring highlight reel dunks from Hachimura amid an offensive burst for the Bulldogs.

Despite the scoring output, Hachimura feels the Zags still have work to do.

''We have to play together, we just started. I think they scored 80 or something, so we got to play more defense,'' said Hachimura.

Corey Kispert added 14 points, shooting 50% from 3-point range for the Zags.

''That is going to be our strength all year is, we can go seven deep, probably eight when Tillie gets back,'' said Few. ''We have guys that can really score, all those guys are capable of getting over 20 a game.''

SCORING OUTPUT

The 120 points scored by Gonzaga was the most points scored in a game since 1994 for the Bulldogs.

BIG PICTURE

Gonzaga played without star forward Killian Tillie, who is out for eight weeks with an ankle injury. But the Bulldogs had little trouble beating the challengers from the Big Sky Conference.

UP NEXT

Idaho State plays Boise State on Saturday.

Gonzaga hosts Texas Southern on Saturday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Idaho State  
19:46   5-second inbounding violation turnover on Idaho State  
19:27 +2 Rui Hachimura made jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 0-2
19:05 +2 Kelvin Jones made layup 2-2
18:57   Brandon Clarke missed floating jump shot  
18:55   Defensive rebound by Kelvin Jones  
18:49   Balint Mocsan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:47   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
18:40   Zach Norvell Jr. missed layup  
18:38   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
18:32 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 2-5
18:18   Lost ball turnover on Balint Mocsan, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
18:11 +2 Brandon Clarke made dunk 2-7
17:48 +2 Kelvin Jones made hook shot 4-7
17:40   Personal foul on Kelvin Jones  
17:38 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 4-10
17:22   Brandon Boyd missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:20   Offensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
17:14 +2 Alonzo Walker made dunk 6-10
17:14   Shooting foul on Balint Mocsan  
17:14 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 6-11
17:14 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-12
17:01   Chier Maker missed layup  
16:59   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
16:55 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 6-15
16:43   Jared Stutzman missed jump shot  
16:41   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:35   Bad pass turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:22   Brandon Boyd missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Rui Hachimura  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
16:08   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
16:06   Offensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:06   Shooting foul on Balint Mocsan  
16:06 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 6-16
16:06 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 6-17
15:47   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
15:47 +1 Alonzo Walker made 1st of 2 free throws 7-17
15:47   Alonzo Walker missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
15:47   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
15:25   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:23   Defensive rebound by Idaho State  
15:06   Brandon Boyd missed layup  
15:04   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
14:59   Shooting foul on Kelvin Jones  
14:59   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
14:59 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-18
14:48   Bad pass turnover on Chier Maker  
14:28   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:26   Defensive rebound by Chier Maker  
14:16 +3 Chier Maker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Boyd 10-18
13:58   Josh Perkins missed floating jump shot  
13:56   Defensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
13:44   Chier Maker missed layup  
13:42   Offensive rebound by Chier Maker  
13:40   Shooting foul on Geno Crandall  
13:25   Chier Maker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:23   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
13:18   Personal foul on Austin Smellie  
13:16   Bad pass turnover on Zach Norvell Jr., stolen by Brandon Boyd  
13:08 +2 Brandon Boyd made jump shot, assist by Alonzo Walker 12-18
12:50   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot, blocked by Alonzo Walker  
12:48   Defensive rebound by Chier Maker  
12:39 +2 Brandon Boyd made layup 14-18
12:27   Lost ball turnover on Geno Crandall, stolen by Austin Smellie  
12:20 +2 Brandon Boyd made layup, assist by Austin Smellie 16-18
12:10 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 16-20
11:51 +2 Alonzo Walker made floating jump shot 18-20
11:43   Personal foul on Chier Maker  
11:34   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
11:32   Defensive rebound by Sam Dowd  
11:23 +3 Austin Smellie made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Sam Dowd 21-20
11:09 +2 Brandon Clarke made jump shot, assist by Geno Crandall 21-22
10:50   Bad pass turnover on Austin Smellie, stolen by Geno Crandall  
10:42 +2 Josh Perkins made layup, assist by Geno Crandall 21-24
10:27   Personal foul on Josh Perkins  
10:04   Shot clock violation turnover on Idaho State  
9:55   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:53   Defensive rebound by Kelvin Jones  
9:35 +2 Kelvin Jones made hook shot 23-24
9:24   Geno Crandall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:22   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
9:17   Corey Kispert missed layup  
9:15   Defensive rebound by Chier Maker  
8:59   Sam Dowd missed jump shot  
8:57   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
8:50   Personal foul on Sam Dowd  
8:50 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 23-25
8:50 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-26
8:31   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
8:31   Kelvin Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:31 +1 Kelvin Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-26
8:18 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 24-28
8:31   Shooting foul on Alonzo Walker  
8:18 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 24-29
8:03   Alonzo Walker missed jump shot  
8:01   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
7:58   Personal foul on Sam Dowd  
7:58 +1 Geno Crandall made 1st of 2 free throws 24-30
7:58 +1 Geno Crandall made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-31
7:51   Chier Maker missed jump shot  
7:49   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
7:42   Rui Hachimura missed layup, blocked by Chier Maker  
7:40   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
8:03   Shooting foul on Alonzo Walker  
8:03   Jeremy Jones missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:03   Jeremy Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:39   Defensive rebound by Chidi Udengwu  
7:14   Gary Chivichyan missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
7:24 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Jeremy Jones 24-33
7:14   Brandon Boyd missed layup, blocked by Geno Crandall  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
7:13   Personal foul on Chidi Udengwu  
7:13 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 24-34
7:13 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-35
7:02 +2 Jared Stutzman made jump shot, assist by Brandon Boyd 26-35
6:52 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 26-37
6:40 +3 Chier Maker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gary Chivichyan 29-37
6:28 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made jump shot 29-39
6:16   Gary Chivichyan missed layup, blocked by Corey Kispert  
6:14   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
6:09 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 29-42
5:53   Jared Stutzman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:51   Offensive rebound by Chier Maker  
5:46 +2 Brandon Boyd made layup, assist by Chier Maker 31-42
5:37 +2 Rui Hachimura made reverse layup 31-44
5:20   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Boyd, stolen by Josh Perkins  
5:15 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 31-47
4:58   Personal foul on Josh Perkins  
4:54   Kelvin Jones missed hook shot  
4:52   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
4:47   Shooting foul on Kelvin Jones  
4:42   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:42 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-48
4:32 +3 Brandon Boyd made 3-pt. jump shot 34-48
4:17 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 34-50
4:05   Alonzo Walker missed hook shot  
4:03   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
3:54   Filip Petrusev missed hook shot  
3:52   Offensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
3:43 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rui Hachimura 34-53
3:28   Chier Maker missed layup  
3:26   Offensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
3:20   Alonzo Walker missed tip-in  
3:18   Offensive rebound by Chier Maker  
3:11 +2 Chier Maker made layup 36-53
3:11 +2 Geno Crandall made jump shot 36-55
2:53   Bad pass turnover on Balint Mocsan  
2:38   Geno Crandall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:36   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
2:34   Personal foul on Brandon Boyd  
2:34 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 36-56
2:34 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-57
2:17   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Boyd, stolen by Geno Crandall  
2:07 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 36-59
1:52   Chier Maker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:50   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
1:41   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:39   Defensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
1:32   Personal foul on Geno Crandall  
1:16   Shooting foul on Corey Kispert  
1:16 +1 Brandon Boyd made 1st of 2 free throws 37-59
1:16 +1 Brandon Boyd made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-59
1:04   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:02   Defensive rebound by Brandon Boyd  
57.0 +2 Jared Stutzman made layup, assist by Austin Smellie 40-59
41.0   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
39.0   Defensive rebound by Brandon Boyd  
32.0   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Boyd, stolen by Greg Foster Jr.  
27.0   Personal foul on Brandon Boyd  
28.0   Greg Foster Jr. missed 1st of 2 free throws  
28.0 +1 Greg Foster Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 40-60
2.0 +2 Chier Maker made jump shot 42-60
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:53   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
19:51   Defensive rebound by Idaho State  
19:39   Chier Maker missed layup  
19:37   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
19:31 +2 Brandon Clarke made floating jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 42-62
19:03   Brandon Boyd missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:01   Offensive rebound by Kelvin Jones  
19:01   Personal foul on Brandon Clarke  
18:58 +2 Kelvin Jones made layup, assist by Brandon Boyd 44-62
18:44   Lost ball turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
18:33   Traveling violation turnover on Kelvin Jones  
18:24 +2 Rui Hachimura made alley-oop shot, assist by Josh Perkins 44-64
18:14   Brandon Boyd missed layup  
18:12   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
18:06 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Brandon Clarke 44-66
17:51   Shooting foul on Josh Perkins  
17:51   Balint Mocsan missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:51 +1 Balint Mocsan made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-66
17:40   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:38   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
17:31 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 45-68
17:31   Shooting foul on Kelvin Jones  
17:31 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 45-69
17:20 +2 Jared Stutzman made driving layup, assist by Brandon Boyd 47-69
17:12   Lost ball turnover on Corey Kispert, stolen by Brandon Boyd  
17:03   Lost ball turnover on Brandon Boyd, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
16:56 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Josh Perkins 47-71
16:45   Alonzo Walker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:43   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
16:20   Shooting foul on Brandon Boyd  
16:20 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 47-72
16:20 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-73
16:08   Alonzo Walker missed layup  
16:06   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
15:59   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:57   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
15:49   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:47   Offensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
15:47   Personal foul on Jared Stutzman  
15:35 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rui Hachimura 47-76
15:17 +3 Jared Stutzman made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brandon Boyd 50-76
14:53 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Geno Crandall 50-78
14:53   Shooting foul on Chier Maker  
14:53 +1 Rui Hachimura made free throw 50-79
14:43   Lost ball turnover on Chier Maker, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
14:30 +2 Corey Kispert made driving dunk 50-81
14:10   Alonzo Walker missed layup  
14:08   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
14:01 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Geno Crandall 50-84
13:36   Offensive foul on Chidi Udengwu  
13:36   Turnover on Chidi Udengwu  
13:27   Shooting foul on Lyle Sutton  
13:36 +1 Geno Crandall made 1st of 3 free throws 50-85
13:23 +1 Geno Crandall made 2nd of 3 free throws 50-86
13:23 +1 Geno Crandall made 3rd of 3 free throws 50-87
13:18 +2 Alonzo Walker made layup, assist by Lyle Sutton 52-87
13:09   Lost ball turnover on Geno Crandall, stolen by Alonzo Walker  
12:56   Sam Dowd missed layup  
12:54   Offensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
12:51   Alonzo Walker missed layup  
12:49   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
12:51   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:49   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
12:45   Personal foul on Lyle Sutton  
12:45 +1 Brandon Clarke made 1st of 2 free throws 52-88
12:45   Brandon Clarke missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:45   Defensive rebound by Alonzo Walker  
12:31   Alonzo Walker missed layup  
12:29   Offensive rebound by Chidi Udengwu  
12:28 +2 Chidi Udengwu made dunk 54-88
12:17 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup 54-90
11:47