Gonzaga's Big Three put up their biggest numbers of the season. Steven Gray, Robert Sacre and Elias Harris combined for 62 points as the...

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SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s Big Three put up their biggest numbers of the season.

Steven Gray, Robert Sacre and Elias Harris combined for 62 points as the Bulldogs handled Pepperdine 92-75 in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga (12-5, 2-0 West Coast Conference) made a season-best 62.5 percent of its shots en route to its eighth straight victory.

Most of the heavy lifting was done in the first half when the Bulldogs dashed in front by 21. The trio scored 38 points as Gonzaga settled for a 46-30 lead at the break.

It was more of the same in the final 20 minutes as Harris heated up with six field goals, including a couple of dunks.

“When we’re all rolling, it makes the job a lot easier for all of us,” said Sacre, who had a career-high 24 points after making 8 of 8 field goals and 8 of 8 free throws. “But I’m not really too worried about it because if one guy can’t bring their game, the guys off the bench come in and play well. That’s the best thing about this team.”

One of the three has led the team in scoring in all but two games (Washington State and Lafayette). They average nearly 40 points per game, but they haven’t always been in sync at the same time, partly because Gray and Harris have battled injuries.

Against the Waves (7-13, 1-2), the Big Three made 22 of 29 shots, 8 of 11 three-pointers and 10 of 10 free throws. They added 15 assists, including nine by Gray, tying his career high.

Top 10 men

At Minnesota 70,

No. 8 Purdue 67

Blake Hoffarber’s 26 points and Minnesota’s improved perimeter defense helped lift the Gophers.

JaJuan Johnson had 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-1 Big Ten), whose 10-game winning streak ended. They also lost for the first time in nine conference road games, dating to last January.

Hoffarber went 10 for 15 from the field and Al Nolen added 13 points, eight assists and three steals for the Gophers (13-4, 2-3).

Other men

At Montana 66,

Eastern Washington 47

Will Cherry scored 15 points and capped a 15-1 run early in the game with a three-pointer that sent Montana on its way over Eastern Washington.

Cherry made just 5 of 14 shots, but his three-pointer with 8:17 left in the opening half helped Montana (12-5, 4-1 Big Sky) stretch a 9-8 lead to 24-9. Montana led 33-22 at the half.

Glen Dean led EWU (3-12, 1-3 Big Sky) with 12 points.

Top 5 women

No. 5 Tennessee 83,

at Florida 40

Angie Bjorklund scored 16 points and Meighan Simmons added 14 as Tennessee (16-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) dominated Florida (12-6, 2-2). The 43-point margin was the third-most lopsided game in series history.

Other women

Gonzaga 80

at Pepperdine 61

Junior Kayla Standish scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Gonzaga over Pepperdine. Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points and seven assists for the Bulldogs (14-4, 2-0 West Coast). Jazmine Jackson led the Waves (10-6, 1-2) with 18 points.