MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Second-ranked Gonzaga hasn't had many ugly wins this season, but Saturday night's game against Pepperdine was something it needed with the NCAA Tournament less than a month away.
The Bulldogs had some early foul trouble and were out of sync until getting into a rhythm in the second half and pulling away for an 89-77 victory that extended their winning streak to 18 games.
"It's one of the better wins we've had this year with what we dealt with and powered through it. It wasn't going perfect for long stretches but we found a way. That's how you have to win in March," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.