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Norvell, Hachimura lead No. 2 Gonzaga past BYU, 102-68

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Rui Hachimura had to think for a bit when asked how No. 2 Gonzaga was able to score with ease against BYU.

Zach Norvell Jr. scored 25 points, Hachimura had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Perkins added 21 points and seven assists in the Bulldogs' 102-68 victory over the Cougars Saturday night.

''I don't know,'' Hachimura initially said before mulling it over. ''Just sharing the ball. Everybody can score. Just trusting each other.''

Brandon Clarke added 11 points and 10 rebounds in a win that cleared a path for Gonzaga to possibly be ranked No. 1 on Monday.

''Our defense is pretty good, too,'' Hachimura said after the Bulldogs held BYU to 41.9 percent shooting.

It was senior night at Gonzaga, but Hachimura, a junior, declined to say if this was his final home game. He's been projected as a first round NBA draft pick.

''I just love being here,'' Hachimura said. ''I love my coaches. I appreciate everybody.''

Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0) has won 18 in a row, the longest streak in the nation, and has already clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title.

''It couldn't have been scripted better,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. ''We shared it and took great care of the ball. Our offense was clicking.

''We were able to string some stops together. ... That's when we made our separation.''

Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws each had 18 points for BYU (18-12, 10-5), which has lost two straight.

The Cougars trailed by 11 points when Gonzaga went on a late 23-3 run to ice the game.

''Our execution was not there at the end of the game,'' BYU coach Dave Rose said. ''That's two games in a row that have gotten away from us in the last seven or eight minutes.''

The Bulldogs won their seventh consecutive league title and will be the top seed at the conference tournament in Las Vegas next month.

''They're doing a number on the rest of the conference this season,'' Rose said.

Gonzaga made 10 of its first 13 shots to jump to a 23-15 lead. After BYU closed to 31-26, Norvell scored eight of Gonzaga's next 10 points to push the lead to 41-28.

Gonzaga led 51-38 at halftime behind 18 points from Norvell and 57-percent shooting.

Perkins hit a 3-pointer to put Gonzaga up 58-44 early in the second.

BYU couldn't cut that lead to single digits, in part because leading scorer Childs picked up his third and fourth fouls early in the second.

A 9-0 run lifted Gonzaga to a 73-53 lead with 10 minutes left.

The Cougars suffered through a 1-for-13 drought and Gonzaga extended the lead to 87-56 with just over 5 minutes left, capping a 23-3 run.

STATS

BYU was hampered by 15 turnovers, to only six for Gonzaga. The Cougars were outrebounded 40-31, and were outscored 46-30 in the paint.

CLARKE STARTS LATE

Clarke didn't get going until late in the second half, but finished with a double-double. He and Hachimura have scored in double figures in all of Gonzaga's games this season.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Gonzaga seeks to replace Duke at No. 1 on Monday, after the Blue Devils lost to No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday before rebounding to win at Syracuse earlier Saturday.

BIG PICTURE

BYU: Childs averages 21 points and Haws 17.8. ... BYU is seeking its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2015. ... Childs, Haws and Nick Emery all have more than 1,000 career points.

Gonzaga: Gonzaga leads the nation in scoring at 90.3 points per game ... The Bulldogs are outscoring WCC opponents by an average of 28 points.

UP NEXT

BYU: Hosts San Diego in its regular-season finale Saturday night.

Gonzaga: Plays at Pacific on Thursday night and finishes the regular season Saturday night at Saint Mary's. The Bulldogs are trying to go undefeated in the league for the first time since 2013.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Brigham Young  
19:30   McKay Cannon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:28   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
19:14 +2 Rui Hachimura made jump shot 0-2
19:00 +2 TJ Haws made driving layup 2-2
18:46   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
18:44   Defensive rebound by TJ Haws  
18:39   Jumpball received by Gonzaga  
18:39   Lost ball turnover on TJ Haws, stolen by Jeremy Jones  
18:21 +2 Rui Hachimura made jump shot 2-4
18:04   Nick Emery missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:02   Defensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
17:52   Jeremy Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:50   Defensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
17:39   TJ Haws missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:37   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
17:29   Bad pass turnover on Zach Norvell Jr.  
17:17   Lost ball turnover on Yoeli Childs, stolen by Geno Crandall  
16:59 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 2-6
16:43 +2 TJ Haws made layup, assist by Nick Emery 4-6
16:36 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rui Hachimura 4-9
16:23   Bad pass turnover on TJ Haws, stolen by Jeremy Jones  
16:18 +2 Jeremy Jones made driving layup 4-11
15:48   Shooting foul on Josh Perkins  
15:48   Nick Emery missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:48 +1 Nick Emery made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-11
15:38 +2 Geno Crandall made alley-oop shot, assist by Josh Perkins 5-13
15:23   Yoeli Childs missed jump shot  
15:21   Offensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
15:20   Personal foul on Zach Norvell Jr.  
15:12   Lost ball turnover on Yoeli Childs, stolen by Zach Norvell Jr.  
15:06 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 5-15
14:57 +2 Yoeli Childs made layup 7-15
14:48 +2 Josh Perkins made driving layup 7-17
14:16 +3 TJ Haws made 3-pt. jump shot 10-17
14:04   Brandon Clarke missed turnaround jump shot  
14:02   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
13:54 +3 Yoeli Childs made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 13-17
13:43   Shooting foul on Gavin Baxter  
13:43   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:43 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-18
13:30   Zac Seljaas missed layup  
13:28   Offensive rebound by Luke Worthington  
13:23   Yoeli Childs missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:21   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
13:11 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Filip Petrusev 13-21
12:56 +2 TJ Haws made running Jump Shot 15-21
12:45   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins, stolen by Luke Worthington  
12:35   TJ Haws missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:33   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
12:25 +2 Josh Perkins made driving layup 15-23
12:06 +2 McKay Cannon made floating jump shot 17-23
11:55   Shooting foul on Luke Worthington  
11:55 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 17-24
11:55 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-25
11:45   Personal foul on Geno Crandall  
11:36   Connor Harding missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:34   Defensive rebound by Filip Petrusev  
11:18 +2 Geno Crandall made driving layup, assist by Filip Petrusev 17-27
11:05   TJ Haws missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
10:54   Offensive foul on Brandon Clarke  
10:54   Turnover on Brandon Clarke  
10:45   Offensive foul on Zac Seljaas  
10:45   Turnover on Zac Seljaas  
10:28   Zach Norvell Jr. missed jump shot  
10:26   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
10:19   Brandon Clarke missed tip-in  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Zac Seljaas  
10:09   TJ Haws missed jump shot  
10:07   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
9:56   Brandon Clarke missed layup  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
9:49 +2 Gavin Baxter made dunk, assist by Yoeli Childs 19-27
9:36   Brandon Clarke missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:34   Offensive rebound by Zach Norvell Jr.  
9:23   Zach Norvell Jr. missed jump shot  
9:21   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
9:17   Lost ball turnover on Yoeli Childs, stolen by Brandon Clarke  
9:15   Shooting foul on Connor Harding  
9:15 +1 Brandon Clarke made 1st of 2 free throws 19-28
9:15 +1 Brandon Clarke made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-29
8:58   Yoeli Childs missed fade-away jump shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
8:45 +2 Geno Crandall made fade-away jump shot 19-31
8:24 +2 Yoeli Childs made floating jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 21-31
8:07   Josh Perkins missed floating jump shot  
8:05   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
7:56 +2 TJ Haws made driving layup 23-31
7:44   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
7:42   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
7:44   Personal foul on Zac Seljaas  
7:29   Brandon Clarke missed hook shot  
7:27   Defensive rebound by TJ Haws  
7:15 +3 McKay Cannon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nick Emery 26-31
6:54 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Perkins 26-34
6:36   Yoeli Childs missed floating jump shot  
6:34   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
6:25 +3 Zach Norvell Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Geno Crandall 26-37
6:05   McKay Cannon missed jump shot  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
5:56   Lost ball turnover on Geno Crandall, stolen by McKay Cannon  
5:51 +2 Gavin Baxter made alley-oop shot, assist by TJ Haws 28-37
5:34 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made driving layup 28-39
5:22   TJ Haws missed driving layup  
5:20   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
5:16 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup, assist by Josh Perkins 28-41
5:16   Shooting foul on Yoeli Childs  
5:16   Rui Hachimura missed free throw  
5:16   Defensive rebound by Nick Emery  
4:48   Nick Emery missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:46   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
4:39   Bad pass turnover on Josh Perkins  
4:18   Yoeli Childs missed jump shot  
4:16   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
4:07   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:05   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
3:54   Zac Seljaas missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:52   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
3:39   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:37   Defensive rebound by Dalton Nixon  
3:32   Offensive foul on Zac Seljaas  
3:32   Turnover on Zac Seljaas  
3:19 +2 Corey Kispert made alley-oop shot, assist by Josh Perkins 28-43
3:01   Personal foul on Corey Kispert  
2:56   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
2:56 +1 Dalton Nixon made 1st of 2 free throws 29-43
2:56 +1 Dalton Nixon made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-43
2:31   Rui Hachimura missed layup, blocked by Gavin Baxter  
2:29   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
2:21 +3 Yoeli Childs made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 33-43
2:05 +2 Rui Hachimura made fade-away jump shot 33-45
1:42 +2 Gavin Baxter made hook shot 35-45
1:30   Zach Norvell Jr. missed driving layup  
1:28   Defensive rebound by Connor Harding  
1:21 +3 Nick Emery made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 38-45
1:07 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeremy Jones 38-48
50.0   Connor Harding missed jump shot  
48.0   Offensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
27.0   Lost ball turnover on Yoeli Childs, stolen by Rui Hachimura  
27.0 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made layup 38-50
27.0   Shooting foul on TJ Haws  
26.0 +1 Zach Norvell Jr. made free throw 38-51
3.0   TJ Haws missed jump shot  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:50 +2 Yoeli Childs made jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 40-51
19:35 +2 Josh Perkins made driving layup 40-53
19:11 +3 Nick Emery made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by TJ Haws 43-53
19:00   Personal foul on Nick Emery  
18:51   Personal foul on Yoeli Childs  
18:40 +2 Josh Perkins made floating jump shot 43-55
18:09   Shooting foul on Rui Hachimura  
18:09 +1 Yoeli Childs made 1st of 2 free throws 44-55
18:09   Yoeli Childs missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:09   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
17:53 +3 Josh Perkins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Norvell Jr. 44-58
17:28 +2 Gavin Baxter made layup, assist by TJ Haws 46-58
17:28   Shooting foul on Josh Perkins  
17:28 +1 Gavin Baxter made free throw 47-58
17:12   Corey Kispert missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:10   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
17:08   Personal foul on Nick Emery  
17:05   Personal foul on Yoeli Childs  
17:02   Shooting foul on Gavin Baxter  
17:02 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 47-59
17:02 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-60
16:43   Nick Emery missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:41   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
16:21   Personal foul on Kolby Lee  
16:16   Josh Perkins missed jump shot  
16:14   Defensive rebound by Nick Emery  
15:43   TJ Haws missed driving layup  
15:41   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
15:25   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:23   Offensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
15:19   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:17   Defensive rebound by Zac Seljaas  
15:12 +2 TJ Haws made layup 49-60
15:00   Zach Norvell Jr. missed layup  
14:58   Defensive rebound by Nick Emery  
14:54   Nick Emery missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:52   Offensive rebound by Kolby Lee  
14:52   Shooting foul on Brandon Clarke  
14:52   Kolby Lee missed 1st of 2 free throws  
14:52   Kolby Lee missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
14:52   Defensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
14:33 +2 Rui Hachimura made layup 49-62
14:15   Personal foul on Geno Crandall  
14:04   Offensive foul on TJ Haws  
14:04   Turnover on TJ Haws  
13:46   Jeremy Jones missed driving layup  
13:44   Defensive rebound by Zac Seljaas  
13:31   Personal foul on Geno Crandall  
13:15 +2 Yoeli Childs made driving dunk 51-62
12:50 +2 Zach Norvell Jr. made driving layup 51-64
12:26   Bad pass turnover on TJ Haws, stolen by Geno Crandall  
12:19   Zach Norvell Jr. missed driving layup  
12:17   Defensive rebound by Zac Seljaas  
12:08 +2 TJ Haws made layup 53-64
11:55   Zach Norvell Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:53   Defensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
11:40   Zac Seljaas missed driving layup  
11:38   Offensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
11:39   Gavin Baxter missed dunk  
11:37   Defensive rebound by Gonzaga  
11:30   Personal foul on Gavin Baxter  
11:30 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 53-65
11:30 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-66
11:05   Yoeli Childs missed hook shot  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Geno Crandall  
10:54   Josh Perkins missed driving layup, blocked by Gavin Baxter  
10:52   Offensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
10:53   Personal foul on Yoeli Childs  
10:53 +1 Rui Hachimura made 1st of 2 free throws 53-67
10:53   Rui Hachimura missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:53   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Jones  
10:45   Personal foul on Luke Worthington  
10:45   Rui Hachimura missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:45 +1 Rui Hachimura made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-68
10:44   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Brigham Young  
10:44   Josh Perkins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:44 +1 Josh Perkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-69
10:26   Connor Harding missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:24   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
10:19   Josh Perkins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Gavin Baxter  
10:09   Luke Worthington missed hook shot, blocked by Brandon Clarke  
10:07   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
10:00 +2 Geno Crandall made driving layup 53-71
9:34   Gavin Baxter missed jump shot  
9:32   Defensive rebound by Brandon Clarke  
9:17   Geno Crandall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:15   Defensive rebound by TJ Haws  
9:05   Connor Harding missed jump shot  
9:03   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
8:46 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup 53-73
8:20 +3 TJ Haws made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luke Worthington 56-73
8:03 +2 Brandon Clarke made reverse layup 56-75
7:44   Bad pass turnover on Nick Emery  
7:32   Rui Hachimura missed jump shot  
7:30   Defensive rebound by Yoeli Childs  
7:14   Yoeli Childs missed fade-away jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Rui Hachimura  
6:54   Rui Hachimura missed layup, blocked by Gavin Baxter  
6:52   Defensive rebound by McKay Cannon  
6:47   TJ Haws missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:45   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
6:41   Personal foul on McKay Cannon  
6:41   Josh Perkins missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:41 +1 Josh Perkins made 2nd of 2 free throws 56-76
6:24   Yoeli Childs missed jump shot  
6:22   Defensive rebound by Corey Kispert  
6:17 +2 Brandon Clarke made layup 56-78
6:17   Shooting foul on Zac Seljaas