SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Pepperdine had closed within two points with more than seven minutes left, and forwards Johnathan Williams and Killian Tillie of No. 9 Gonzaga rose to meet the challenge.
Williams had two dunks and a block, and Tillie hit a couple of 3-pointers, to sink the Waves 81-67 on Saturday night.
"I'm playing with confidence," said Williams, who had 18 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for his sixth consecutive double-double. It's rebound first. Points will come second. It's been working for me."