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Wiltjer Leads No. 25 Gonzaga over San Diego, 88-52


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kyle Wiltjer scored 25 points and No. 25 Gonzaga beat San Diego 88-52 on Saturday night.

Domantas Sabonis added 14 points and 15 rebounds to help Gonzaga (14-4, 6-1 West Coast) rebound from a loss to BYU on Thursday night. Ryan Edwards scored 10 points.

Duda Sanadze had 21 points for San Diego (6-11, 1-5). The Toreros lost to Gonzaga for the 36th time in the past 39 games.

San Diego shot just 31 percent in the game, compared to 57 percent for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs won the rebound battle 46-29 and made 11 of 18 from 3-point range.

Wiltjer, who made 10 of 15 shots, leads the WCC in scoring at 22.3 points per game and had topped 30 points for three straight games.

Gonzaga made its first five shots of the game but the score was tied 12-12.

Sanadze's 3-pointer for San Diego tied it at 19.

Wiltjer and Josh Perkins replied with 3-pointers as Gonzaga went on a 14-0 run for a 33-19 lead. The Toreros were scoreless for six minutes during that run, missing 11 shots.

Gonzaga led 46-27 at halftime, behind 16 points from Wiltjer. The Bulldogs shot 64 percent in the first half, to just 33 percent for San Diego.

San Diego opened the second half with an 8-0 run to cut Gonzaga's lead to 46-35.

Gonzaga replied with a 12-0 run to push the lead back to 23 points. San Diego was scoreless for more than five minutes and sank only 4 of 17 shots to open the second half.

Gonzaga poured it on, extending the lead to 75-39 with 6:30 left in the game.

Thursday's loss to BYU was Gonzaga's third home loss of the season, the most for the Bulldogs since the 1990-91 campaign.

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