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No. 1 Gonzaga thumps North Dakota State 102-60

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) North Dakota State didn't figure to pose too much trouble for Gonzaga on the day the Bulldogs rose to No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25. The Bison didn't.

Brandon Clarke and Rui Hachimura each scored 18 points as top-ranked Gonzaga beat North Dakota State 102-60 on Monday night to remain undefeated.

''Mission accomplished,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

Few had worried about his team having a letdown after beating former No. 1 Duke at the Maui Invitational, in part because of the long trip home. But that didn't happen.

''They were mature in their approach,'' Few said. ''Josh Perkins did a great job of settling us down, especially on the offensive end. ''

Gonzaga also did a good job on defense, holding North Dakota State to 4-of-27 shooting from behind the arc. Corey Kispert added 17 points and Zach Norvell Jr. 15 for Gonzaga (7-0), which shot 63.8 percent in the game, including 15-of-28 from 3-point range.

Vinnie Shahid scored 16 points for North Dakota State (2-5), which shot just 36 percent in the game. Cameron Hunter and Deng Geu each added 12.

''Some games you just have to throw away and move on,'' Bison coach David Richman said. ''That's what we have to do with this one.''

Clarke made all nine of his field goal attempts and added eight rebounds and five blocks for Gonzaga. Six Zags scored in double figures.

''He's playing with great energy,'' Few said. ''He's protecting the rim and really being active on the offensive end.''

Clarke said the Zags need to keep perspective.

''We have to keep on playing tough,'' Clarke said. ''Don't let that ranking get to us.''

''I felt I was taking shots that I can make pretty easily,'' he said. ''I wasn't forcing shots.''

Gonzaga has beaten four teams from Power Five conferences already this season, and came in averaging 97 points per game to 71 for the Bison. North Dakota State stayed close early, and led 19-18 with just over 10 minutes left in the first.

Gonzaga replied with a 19-0 run, making seven consecutive field goals, for a 37-19 lead. Clarke had 10 points and Josh Perkins had a pair of 3-pointers in the run. The Bison were scoreless for more than 6 minutes before Cameron Hunter's 3-pointer ended the Gonzaga run.

But Gonzaga then embarked on a 16-3 run to take a 53-25 lead at halftime. The Zags shot 72.5 percent (21 of 29) in the first half, while North Dakota State shot just 37 percent and committed eight turnovers.

Kispert sank three consecutive 3-pointers as a 22-2 run put Gonzaga up 85-38 midway through the second.

Gonzaga students chanted ''we want Cleveland'' in the final minutes.

FLIPPING FEW

A popular video on social media among Gonzaga fans shows Few swinging out on a rope and doing a back flip into a Maui pond after the Duke win.

STATS

Gonzaga handed out 25 assists and won the rebound battle 38-30. Norvell had eight assists and Josh Perkins six.

BISON WOES

North Dakota State managed to make just 23 of 65 shots and suffered 12 turnovers that led to 21 Gonzaga points. The Zags also got 28 points on fast breaks.

BIG PICTURE

North Dakota State: The Bison of the Summit League have only beaten UC Santa Barbara and Towson this season. In their game notes they noted: ''The Zags are really good. They almost never lose.'' The Bison lost to Gonzaga in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga: The Zags played without guard Geno Crandall, who is out several weeks with a fractured hand, and forward Killian Tillie, out for another month with an ankle injury. Gonzaga now enters the toughest portion of its remaining nonconference schedule, with games in the next two weeks against Creighton, Washington, No. 6 Tennessee and No. 11 North Carolina. Only the Washington game is home.

UP NEXT

North Dakota State plays at Drake on Saturday.

Gonzaga plays at Creighton, which is receiving votes in the AP poll, on Saturday. ''They are very gifted offensively,'' Few said of Creighton. ''They have a big huge arena with a loyal fan base.''

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
19:41   Lost ball turnover on Rui Hachimura, stolen by Jared Samuelson  
19:30 +2 Vinnie Shahid made layup 2-0
19:17   Corey Kispert missed jump shot  
19:15   Defensive rebound by Tyson Ward  
19:08   Lost ball turnover on Tyson Ward, stolen by Josh Perkins  
19:01 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 2-2
18:48   Traveling violation turnover on Tyson Ward  
18:32 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 2-5
18:00 +3 Vinnie Shahid made 3-pt. jump shot 5-5
17:45   Shooting foul on Rocky Kreuser  
17:45   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
17:45 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-6
17:26   Jared Samuelson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:24   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
17:19   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:17   Defensive rebound by Tyree Eady  
16:53   Vinnie Shahid missed jump shot  
16:51   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
16:41 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 5-8
16:18   Tyree Eady missed layup  
16:16   Defensive rebound by Josh Perkins  
16:12   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:10   Defensive rebound by Tyree Eady  
15:47 +2 Vinnie Shahid made driving layup 7-8
15:35 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 7-10
15:17   Tyson Ward missed layup, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
15:15   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
15:10 +2 Josh Perkins made driving layup 7-12
14:41   Tyree Eady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:39   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
14:29   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:27   Defensive rebound by North Dakota State  
13:56   Shooting foul on Jeremy Jones  
13:57 +1 Tyson Ward made 1st of 2 free throws 8-12
13:57   Tyson Ward missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:57   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
13:50   Lost ball turnover on Rui Hachimura, stolen by Jarius Cook  
13:45   Jarius Cook missed layup, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
13:43   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
13:24 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 8-14
12:51 +3 Cameron Hunter made 3-pt. jump shot 11-14
12:35 +2 Rui Hachimura made jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 11-16
12:14 +2 Deng Geu made layup 13-16
12:00   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
11:58   Defensive rebound by North Dakota State  
11:45 +2 Deng Geu made driving layup 15-16
11:33   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:31   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
11:26   Shooting foul on Deng Geu  
11:26   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:26 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-17
10:59 +2 Deng Geu made driving layup 17-17
10:48   Shooting foul on Jordan Horn  
10:48   Filip Petrusev missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:48 +1 Filip Petrusev made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-18
10:23 +2 Jarius Cook made jump shot 19-18
10:06 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 19-21
9:40   Cameron Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
9:35   Out of bounds turnover on Brandon Clarke  
9:07   Offensive foul on Vinnie Shahid  
9:07   Turnover on Vinnie Shahid  
8:54 +2 Brandon Clarke made floating jump shot 19-23
8:20   Shot clock violation turnover on North Dakota State  
8:07 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot 19-26
7:45   Lost ball turnover on Jared Samuelson, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
7:45   Personal foul on Jared Samuelson  
7:36 +2 Brandon Clarke made alley-oop shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 19-28
7:05   Tyson Ward missed hook shot  
7:03   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
6:48 +2 Brandon Clarke made jump shot, assist by Corey Kispert 19-30
6:20   Tyree Eady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:18   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
6:12 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 19-33
5:55   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
5:55   Tyson Ward missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:55   Tyson Ward missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
5:31 +2 Brandon Clarke made floating jump shot 19-35
5:01   Jordan Horn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:58   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
4:44   Rui Hachimura missed layup  
4:42   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
4:37 +2 Brandon Clarke made tip-in 19-37
4:21   Jordan Horn missed jump shot  
4:19   Offensive rebound by North Dakota State  
4:13 +3 Cameron Hunter made 3-pt. jump shot 22-37
3:59 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Greg Foster Jr. 22-40
3:38   Lost ball turnover on Tyson Ward, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
3:32 +2 Rui Hachimura made dunk, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 22-42
3:08   Cameron Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:06   Offensive rebound by North Dakota State  
3:05   Personal foul on Rui Hachimura  
2:46   Rocky Kreuser missed turnaround jump shot  
2:44   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
2:29 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot 22-45
1:58   Cameron Hunter missed layup, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Greg Foster Jr.  
1:52 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made driving layup, assist by Greg Foster Jr. 22-47
1:33   Lost ball turnover on Jared Samuelson, stolen by Corey Kispert  
1:28 +2 Corey Kispert made driving dunk 22-49
1:07   Rocky Kreuser missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
1:05   Defensive rebound by Greg Foster Jr.  
57.0   Greg Foster Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
55.0   Defensive rebound by Cameron Hunter  
51.0 +3 Vinnie Shahid made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyree Eady 25-49
38.0 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 25-52
13.0   Lost ball turnover on Cameron Hunter, stolen by Rui Hachimura  
10.0   Shooting foul on Cameron Hunter  
10.0   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10.0 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 25-53
4.0   Cameron Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2.0   Offensive rebound by North Dakota State  
1.0   Vinnie Shahid missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:47   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:45   Defensive rebound by Rocky Kreuser  
19:27   Tyree Eady missed layup, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
19:25   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
19:19   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:17   Defensive rebound by Tyson Ward  
19:09   Vinnie Shahid missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:07   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
18:57 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 25-56
18:34   Vinnie Shahid missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:32   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
18:26 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Corey Kispert 25-58
18:08 +2 Tyson Ward made driving layup, assist by Jared Samuelson 27-58
17:55   Personal foul on Vinnie Shahid  
17:44 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Brandon Clarke 27-60
17:27 +2 Deng Geu made layup 29-60
17:12   Shooting foul on Jarius Cook  
17:12 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 29-61
17:12 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-62
16:57   Vinnie Shahid missed layup  
16:55   Offensive rebound by Jarius Cook  
16:57 +2 Jarius Cook made dunk 31-62
16:55   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
16:57 +1 Jarius Cook made free throw 32-62
16:45   Shooting foul on Tyson Ward  
16:45 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 32-63
16:45   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:45   Defensive rebound by Jared Samuelson  
16:34   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
16:34   Tyson Ward missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:34 +1 Tyson Ward made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-63
16:19   Rui Hachimura missed layup, blocked by Deng Geu  
16:18   Defensive rebound by North Dakota State  
16:08 +2 Vinnie Shahid made driving layup 35-63
16:07   Shooting foul on Rui Hachimura  
16:07 +1 Vinnie Shahid made free throw 36-63
15:57   Corey Kispert missed jump shot  
15:55   Defensive rebound by Vinnie Shahid  
15:51   Jarius Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:49   Offensive rebound by Deng Geu  
15:45   Lost ball turnover on Deng Geu, stolen by Josh Perkins  
15:41   Shooting foul on Deng Geu  
15:41 +1 Josh Perkins made 1st of 2 free throws 36-64
15:41 +1 Josh Perkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-65
15:18   Jordan Horn missed jump shot  
15:16   Offensive rebound by Deng Geu  
15:12   Deng Geu missed tip-in  
15:10   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
14:57   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:55   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
14:54   Shooting foul on Deng Geu  
14:54 +1 Jeremy Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 36-66
14:54 +1 Jeremy Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-67
14:35   Jarius Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:33   Offensive rebound by Jarius Cook  
14:30   Lost ball turnover on Jarius Cook, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
14:30   Personal foul on Jarius Cook  
14:17   Lost ball turnover on Greg Foster Jr., stolen by Tyson Ward  
14:02   Jordan Horn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:00   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
13:48   Shooting foul on Cameron Hunter  
13:48 +1 Jeremy Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 36-68
13:48 +1 Jeremy Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-69
13:32   Jordan Horn missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:30   Offensive rebound by Tyree Eady  
13:28   Personal foul on Jeremy Jones  
13:18   Shooting foul on Filip Petrusev  
13:18 +1 Tyree Eady made 1st of 2 free throws 37-69
13:18 +1 Tyree Eady made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-69
13:07   Greg Foster Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:05   Defensive rebound by Rocky Kreuser  
12:55   Jordan Horn missed turnaround jump shot  
12:53   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
12:47 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 38-72
12:36   Cameron Hunter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:34   Defensive rebound by Greg Foster Jr.  
12:27 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 38-75
12:04   Tyree Eady missed layup  
12:02   Offensive rebound by Rocky Kreuser  
11:59   Rocky Kreuser missed dunk  
11:57   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
11:48 +3 Corey Kispert made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 38-78
11:30   Tyree Eady missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:28   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
11:14   Out of bounds turnover on Josh Perkins  
10:57   Jared Samuelson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
10:48 +3 Rui Hachimura made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joel Ayayi 38-81
10:30   Vinnie Shahid missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:28   Offensive rebound by North Dakota State  
10:19   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
10:15   Deng Geu missed hook shot  
10:13   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
10:00 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup, assist by Filip Petrusev 38-83
9:50   Out of bounds turnover on Jarius Cook  
9:40   Offensive foul on Rui Hachimura  
9:40   Turnover on Rui Hachimura  
9:30   Lost ball turnover on Tyson Ward, stolen by Joel Ayayi  
9:23 +2 Joel Ayayi made driving layup 38-85
9:07   Jarius Cook missed layup  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
8:59   Lost ball turnover on Filip Petrusev, stolen by Deng Geu  
8:51 +2 Vinnie Shahid made layup 40-85
8:36   Filip Petrusev missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Vinnie Shahid  
8:22   Deng Geu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:20   Offensive rebound by Deng Geu  
8:16 +2 Deng Geu made driving layup 42-85
7:53   Personal foul on Tyson Ward  
7:53   Jeremy Jones missed free throw  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Jared Samuelson  
7:38 +2 Tyson Ward made driving layup 44-85
7:22 +3 Filip Petrusev made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Greg Foster Jr. 44-88
6:58   Tyson Ward missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Joel Ayayi  
6:44 +2 Filip Petrusev made hook shot 44-90
6:28   Shooting foul on Joel Ayayi  
6:28   Vinnie Shahid missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:28 +1 Vinnie Shahid made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-90
6:12 +2 Filip Petrusev made reverse layup, assist by Greg Foster Jr. 45-92
5:56   Jarius Cook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Greg Foster Jr.  
5:40   Filip Petrusev missed layup  
5:38   Offensive rebound by Jack Beach  
5:31   Lost ball turnover on Matthew Lang, stolen by Cameron Hunter  
5:28 +2 Cameron Hunter made driving dunk 47-92
5:13   Greg Foster Jr. missed layup, blocked by Deng Geu  
5:11   Offensive rebound by Gonzaga  
5:07   Joel Ayayi missed floating jump shot  
5:05   Defensive rebound by Deng Geu  
4:50 +2 Jarius Cook made jump shot 49-92
4:34   Joel Ayayi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:32   Defensive rebound by Jarius Cook  
4:21   Personal foul on Filip Petrusev  
4:21 +1 Deng Geu made 1st of 2 free throws 50-92
4:21 +1 Deng Geu made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-92
4:10 +2 Joel Ayayi made jump shot 51-94
3:57 +2 Jordan Horn made jump shot 53-94
3:38   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
3:27   Greg Foster Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Tyree Eady  
3:25   Defensive rebound by Cameron Hunter  
3:20   Shooting foul on Jack Beach  
3:20   Tyree Eady missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:20