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Huff, Watson lead Gonzaga in romp of Pilots, 96-64

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SPOKANE — Braden Huff scored 25 points, Anton Watson added 20 and Gonzaga beat Portland 96-64 on Wednesday night.

Huff also had seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (17-6, 8-2 West Coast Conference). Watson was 9 for 11 from the field, including 2 for 3 from 3-point range, and grabbed five rebounds. Nolan Hickman had 12 points and shot 4 for 7, including 4 for 6 from beyond the arc.

The Pilots (9-16, 3-7) were led by Juan Sebastian Gorosito, who posted 13 points. Bol Dengdit added 12 points and eight rebounds for Portland. Vukasin Masic also put up 12 points and five assists.

Gonzaga took the lead with 19:38 remaining in the first half and did not relinquish it.

The Bulldogs extended the lead to 83-50 during the second half, fueled by a 15-2 scoring run. Huff scored 14 points in the second half.

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GONZAGA 96, PORTLAND 64

PORTLAND (9-16) — Dengdit 4-14 2-2 12, Yamanouchi-Williams 4-8 2-3 11, Gorosito 5-12 0-0 13, Masic 4-12 3-3 12, Robertson 2-9 0-0 5, Austin 1-2 0-0 2, Lemke 1-3 0-0 3, Vucinic 2-4 2-3 6. Totals 23-64 9-11 64.

GONZAGA (17-6) — Gregg 1-5 2-2 5, Ike 3-5 1-1 7, Watson 9-11 0-0 20, Hickman 4-7 0-0 12, Nembhard 4-8 0-0 10, Stromer 2-7 2-2 8, Huff 11-16 0-0 25, Krajnovic 3-4 0-0 7, Seok Yeo 1-2 0-0 2, Stosic 0-2 0-0 0, Brooks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-68 5-5 96.

Halftime—Gonzaga 50-23. 3-Point Goals—Portland 9-34 (Gorosito 3-10, Dengdit 2-7, Lemke 1-3, Yamanouchi-Williams 1-4, Masic 1-5, Robertson 1-5), Gonzaga 15-33 (Hickman 4-6, Huff 3-5, Watson 2-3, Nembhard 2-4, Stromer 2-6, Krajnovic 1-2, Gregg 1-4, Brooks 0-1, Seok Yeo 0-1, Stosic 0-1). Rebounds—Portland 26 (Dengdit 8), Gonzaga 42 (Ike, Stromer, Huff 7). Assists—Portland 9 (Masic 5), Gonzaga 21 (Nembhard 6). Total Fouls—Portland 11, Gonzaga 17.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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