Josh Perkins scored 10 points and scored nine assists to become Gonzaga's all-time assists leader as Pepperdine's Bulldogs # 2 hit Pepperdine at Pepperdine 92-64 on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Perkins joined Matt Santangelo The previous program record of 668 assistants with seven helpers in the first half reached the record breakthrough only in the second half with a slap on Brandon Clarke.
The Bulldogs also clinched the absolute WCC title in the regular season to San Francisco defeating BYU on Thursday in Provo, Utah. It is the seventh consecutive title of the GU conference.
Rui Hachimura led the scorers with 23 points, while Zach Norvell Jr. added 21
Darnell Dunn went to the Waves with 16 points (12-16, 5-9).
Gonzaga shot 62.7 percent off the ground and 38.1 percent from the bottom while Pepperdine scored a total of 38.2 percent and 30.4 percent from the 3-point range.
GU surpassed the Waves 38-29, outperforming PU in 52-38 colors.
The Bulldogs play their last match of the season of the Kennel on Saturday against BYU (19 pm, ESPN)
Final – Gonzaga 92, Pepperdine 64: After two tough Last week's street games featured Pepperdine's second-tier bulldogs Breeze to open their final home-field of the season.
Next, a showdown for seniors with BYU.
Impressive performance at both ends of the square for Gonzaga tonight.
3:48 – Gonzaga 85, Pepperdine 58: After the record time is over, the Zags have settled back into the flow of the game.
Josh Perkins scores a two-digit number with 10 points. Zach Norvell Jr. (21) and Brandon Clarke (16) joined Rui Hachimura (23). Clarke also scored a double-double with 11 rebounds.
Mark Few turns to the bank in the last few minutes. Perkins will probably reach an assist after a double-double.
Darnell Dunn leads Pepperdine with 16 points.
8:09 – Gonzaga 77, Pepperdine 56: And there it is, Josh Perkins finds Brandon Clarke with a Lupfer in the paint and the big man converts for Perkins record assistant – his eighth place and 669 his career.
Perkins passes Matt Santangelo, who is present this evening. 19659002] Perk adds a ninth place before a Pepperdine timeout. The waves had dropped to 15 points before a 6-0 pass.
11:55 – Gonzaga 70, Pepperdine 45: Gonzaga's defense put pressure on this half as Pepperdine has up to eight turns in front of him.
Josh Perkins is really trying to make this record wizard a highlight dollar, but that has resulted in four sales, including two in that half.
Brandon Clarke becomes the third GU player in a double game with 10 points. Filip Petrusev knocks on the door at eight.
Bulldogs get fewer half-shots, but still shoot 70 percent in the last eight minutes.
15:50 – Gonzaga 64, Pepperdine 35: Zach Norvell Jr. continues after a strong first half. He hits a 17-foot jumper to reach XX points.
Josh Perkins is still looking for the record wizard, but in the meantime he has scored four points to score eight at night.
Jade & # 39; Smith the First Waves player with 11 points in two digits. Colbey Ross, who narrowly missed the first half with two fouls, has seven points and four assists.
Zags in a 6-0 run and a 21: 5 run in the last seven minutes.
Double double clock for Hachimura (21 points and seven rebounds) and Perkins (eight points, seven assists).
Halftime – Gonzaga 53, Pepperdine 33: What half of basketball was used by the Bulldogs as an offense As efficient as it can be.
Josh Perkins sits in the last two minutes of the half-time, letting him connect with Matt Santangelo. Sure he will break so fast in the second half.
Rui Hachimura dominates tonight again. He leads all scorers with 21 points, followed by Zach Norvell Jr.'s 17 points.
Jade & Smith and Darnell Dunn each have nine points for the Waves.
Zags shoot a whopping 65.6 percent and 46.2 percent of it's 3-point range, while Pepperdine shoots 41.2 percent off the ground and 31.3 percent from depth.
Zags trumps the waves 19-13 and surpasses PU in the color 28-18.
2:00 – Gonzaga 47, Pepperdine 30: Rui Hachimura has made himself half. The junior striker now has 17 points and five rebounds, including a tough attacking board, followed by a basket.
However, Zach Norvell Jr. did not put Rui in the limelight. Snacks consume his fourth 3-pointer of the half and also up to 17 points.
In the frenzy, Josh Perkins is nearly seven assists, and he is only a bit shy to break GU's record.
19659002] Zags attack is unstoppable nearby, playing the best has been possible for several weeks.
7:14 – Gonzaga 28, Pepperdine 15: Zach Norvell Jr. joins in from depth to extend the Zags lead Two-digit numbers, Pepperdine coach Lorenzo Romar forced into a break.
Waves reacts with his own bucket of Jade & Smith, but Norvell switches again from 3 to the following possession.
Norvell down to six points, while Smith leads the waves with six.
Nice answer from Geno Crandall, who gets good minutes early. After being called out of the ball after a foul, the graduate forces a ride on the track after a strong 1: 1 journey.
Rui Hachimura, the first player, has lost 11 points to 5 of 7 shots in double numbers
A massive block by Brandon Clarke leads to a technical foul by Pepperdine, which annoys Romar even more.
11:40 – Gonzaga 18, Pepperdine 11: Earlier call goes to Pepperdine in favor of Gonzaga The outstanding guard Colbey Ross is called after an attack on Geno Crandall for the second personal foul.
A support for Josh Perkins, who also hit the first 3-point of the GU night of the night.
Reserve striker Filip Petrusev also has three points, but he gets the old fashioned way for an and-one basket.
Zags shoots 63.6 percent out of the field and 33 percent from the deep in the first eight minutes, while Pepperdine scores 33.3 percent overall and 14.3 percent from 3 points.
Rui Hachimura leads all scorers with s even points, while Brandon Clarke has four points and a block.
14:48 – Gonzaga 10, Pepperdine 8: Gonzaga has plenty of power in the first few minutes as Rui Hachimura has up to six points and Brandon Clarke has the other four of the team.
GU defeated some of the bad possessions to retake the lead after Pepperdine's 7-0 hit the Waves 7-2.
In this area, the size advantage is obviously Zags, while Pepperdine relies heavily on his guardian piece.
Tonight, Josh Perkins & # 39; assistant will stand aside – the lead point guard is eight inches from Matt Santangelo's all-time school record of 668.
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