No. 3 Gonzaga rolls over Loyola Marymount
SPOKANE, Wash. — Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Loyola Marymount 80-51 on Thursday night.
Przemek Karnowski and Byron Wesley each scored 11 points for Gonzaga (25-1, 13-0 West Coast), which has won 18 consecutive games. The Zags scored the first 20 points of the game.
David Humphries scored 11 points for Loyola Marymount (8-18, 4-10), which didn't make a field goal for the first 12 minutes to fall way behind early.
Gonzaga, whose only loss this season was at No. 7 Arizona, has won 39 consecutive home games, the nation's longest streak. The Zags are the first team in the nation to win 25 games.
No. 11 UTAH 75, STANFORD 59: At Salt Lake City, Delon Wright scored 15 points as Utah ran away from Stanford for its 16th win in a row at home.
Dallin Bachynski finished with 13 points, while Jordan Loveridge chipped in 12 and Brekkott Chapman added 12 for the Utes (19-4, 9-2 Pac-12), who opened the second half with a 15-2 run to cruise past the Cardinal.
Anthony Brown led Stanford (16-8, 7-5) with 15 points, and Marcus Allen scored a career-high 13.
No. 25 SMU 75, HOUSTON 69: At Houston, Markus Kennedy scored 17 points, Nic Moore had 15 and SMU held off Houston.
Kennedy and Moore combined for 23 points in the second half as the Mustangs (20-5, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) extend their lead to 17 midway through the second half and fought off a furious Houston rally.
Ryan Manuel added 10 points for SMU, which moved into first place in the conference.
Jherrod Stiggers scored 17 points, LeRon Barnes added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Devonta Pollard added 13 points for the Cougars (9-14, 1-10), who shot 41 percent from the field and made 11 of 34 (32 percent) 3-pointers.