SPOKANE, Wash. — Filip Petrusev scored 21 points as No. 2 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 85-67 on Thursday night for its 16th consecutive men’s basketball victory.
Admon Gilder and Drew Timme each scored 17 points for Gonzaga (24-1, 10-0 West Coast Conference), which also won its 36th consecutive home game, longest active streak in the nation. Five Zags scored in double figures.
Eli Scott scored 15 for Loyola Marymount (8-16, 2-8), which lost its fourth game in a row and 23rd straight to Gonzaga.
This win was relatively easy, after Gonzaga was strongly tested in an 83-79 win at San Francisco last weekend.
Corey Kispert hit a pair of three-pointers to put Gonzaga up 55-38 early in the second half, and Gilder’s three capped a 9-0 run that put Gonzaga up 64-42 with just over 10 minutes left.
Zags women 23-1
STOCKTON, Calif. — Jill Townsend scored 17 points, Jenn Wirth had a double-double, and No. 11 Gonzaga pulled away in the second half to defeat Pacific 83-65 for its 21st straight victory.
The Bulldogs women (23-1, 12-0 WCC) have their highest ranking ever.
Freshman Kayleigh Truong stepped into Gonzaga’s starting lineup in place of point guard Katie Campbell, out with a knee injury. Truong had eight points, three assists and no turnovers in 28 minutes.
• Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie is one of 10 candidates for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award.