NCAAB Game Recap - Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Gonzaga
Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:00 PM EST

URI
55
MD
73
F
ArkPB
60
Gonz
110
F
Stony
57
Seton
74
F
BethC
44
TxTch
79
F
Bois
75
Oreg
106
F
Tex
70
Purd
66
F
Alc
72
ULMo
73
F(OT)
GWebb
59
WCU
71
F
Nich
75
Pitt
70
F
RobM
57
ND
92
F
CenAR
78
GTown
89
F
UNCA
91
Citad
76
F
(N/A)
50
Ohio
88
F
HolyC
83
UNH
87
F
UMass
62
Fairf
60
F
(N/A)
63
Boston
91
F
Morg
57
Temp
75
F
Lafy
72
StFNY
73
F
S UT
79
Nebras
78
F(OT)
WriSt
88
MiaO
81
F
PorSt
74
Ind
85
F
GASt
80
Charl
84
F
NCC
64
SFA
94
F
TXSo
63
WichSt
69
F
PVAM
69
UCF
73
F
UMKC
51
OkSt
69
F
UMBC
65
FlGlf
61
F
UtVal
62
Denv
74
F
Del
56
SIU
54
F
LoyMD
98
ChiSt
85
F
(N/A)
54
Clev
79
F
MidTN
73
Lipsco
70
F
Iona
64
LaSal
70
F(OT)
How
62
GrgWas
76
F
TxSt
71
AF
78
F
KansSt
60
UNLV
56
F(OT)
SDSU
76
BYU
71
F
APSU
75
W Ky
97
F
NrthIA
64
NIU
54
F
CenCT
57
StJon
87
F
Wagn
64
PSU
91
F
Monm
74
Hof
94
F
IaSt
74
OrSt
80
F
Penn
61
Rice
80
F
TNSt
57
Chat
59
F
NJIT
47
Prov
76
F
Canis
68
Brown
75
F
Ida
51
UCRiv
58
F
TexSA
62
Oakl
75
F
(N/A)
60
MTSt
93
F
USD
62
LongB
74
F
Leh
74
Albany
70
F
HiPt
61
Woff
89
F
(N/A)
58
MtStM
75
F
Ball
75
Evans
79
F
NOrl
53
Butl
79
F
W MI
115
WIMil
110
F(3OT)
(N/A)
64
WIGB
115
F
Valpa
70
StLou
81
F
IndSt
81
Dayt
86
F
ETSU
92
TN-M
75
F
Stetsn
77
W IL
75
F
IUPUI
56
Brad
90
F
UCIrv
73
Pepp
77
F
Tuls
59
TexAr
73
F
(N/A)
70
TNTec
83
F
McNee
80
ULLa
85
F
SoMis
69
SthAL
75
F
South
49
Murr
69
F
Okla
71
Minn
62
F
Princ
72
USF
82
F
CSNor
70
NM
97
F
SDSt
93
CSBak
91
F(2OT)
E WA
74
Seatt
66
F
LoyMa
67
Nev
72
F
CS-Ful
54
Stan
70
F

Nov 9, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-2)

30

30

60

(8) Gonzaga (2-0)

56

54

110

Petrusev leads No. 8 Gonzaga over Ark-Pine Bluff 110-60
Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev knows that the team's first two games were against lesser opponents, and that the road will get tougher pretty quickly.

Petrusev scored a career-high 25 points on 9-for-10 shooting as No. 8 Gonzaga beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 110-60 on Saturday night.

Petrusev eclipsed the career-high 15 points he scored in a rout of Alabama State on Tuesday.

"These games are not as competitive," the sophomore said. "There will be more intense games coming on."

Gonzaga plays at Texas A&M next week, plays at the Battle 4 Atlantis later this month, and hosts North Carolina next month.

"We just have to get better," Petrusev said.

Admon Gilder scored 15 points, while Ryan Woolridge added 14 points and nine assists for Gonzaga (2-0). Drew Timme scored 15 points, Anton Watson 12 and Corey Kispert 10 for the Bulldogs.

Watson, a freshman, said having so many scorers is nice.

"You've just got to find open guys," Watson said. "They can make easy layups or easy 3's."

Shaun Doss scored 15 points to lead the Golden Lions (0-2), who were hurt by 41% shooting. Gonzaga shot 62.5%.

Petrusev added six rebounds and two blocked shots, and the Golden Lions had no answer for the 6-foot-11 sophomore.

"He's been extremely efficient on the offensive end," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "He's got great hands and great anticipation."

Arkansas-Pine Bluff coach George Ivory did not address reporters after the game.

Robert Boyd's 3-pointer lifted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to its only lead at 10-9.

With the score tied at 14, Gonzaga hit three straight 3-pointers - two by Woolridge - to ignite a 17-2 run for a 31-16 lead. The Golden Lions were scoreless for more than four minutes.

Gilder's long 3-pointer capped an 11-4 Gonzaga run that lifted the Bulldogs to a 46-22 lead with just over five minutes left in the first half.

Doss sank a 3-pointer and a field goal as the Golden Lions cut Gonzaga's lead to 46-29.

But the Zags scored 10 of the final 11 points to take a 56-30 lead at halftime, behind 58.6% shooting.

The Golden Lions shot just 43.5% from the field and committed 12 turnovers in the first half.

Petrusev scored eight points as Gonzaga built a 69-37 lead early in the second half. Petrusev scored six more points as the lead expanded to 81-39.

STATS

Gonzaga outscored the Golden Lions 46-24 in the paint, and sank 31 of 39 free throws. Arkansas-Pine Bluff made 12 of 18 free throws.

HELLO AGAIN

This is the second meeting between the teams, with Gonzaga winning 92-42 in 2001. Dan Dickau led all scorers with 18 points in that game, and was courtside on Saturday as a television analyst. Gonzaga assistant coach Brian Michaelson also played in that game.

RESERVES PLAY

Gonzaga has just nine scholarship players because of Killian Tillie's knee surgery and Brock Ravet's decision to leave the team. The reserve players got some quality minutes in this game. "We're down on depth and those guys need game experience and they need it quick," Few said. "Hopefully we can get to the point where we can use them and trust them."

BIG PICTURE

Arkansas-Pine Bluff: The Golden Lions play 11 of their first 12 games on the road. They are predicted to finish seventh in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs have won 24 consecutive home games. They are 15-0 all-time against teams from the SWAC. The Zags and Wofford were the only teams without a conference loss last season. Gonzaga's average of 33 wins per season since 2014-15 leads the nation.

UP NEXT

Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays at Grand Canyon next Saturday.

Gonzaga hosts North Dakota on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Arkansas-Pine Bluff PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Campbell 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. McDyess 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Lang 0 0 1 0 0 0
F. Petrusev 25 0 0 6 0 2

Team Comparison

ArkPB Gonz
Points For 60 110
Field Goals 23/56-41% 35/56-62%
Three Pointers 2/10-20% 9/23-39%
Free Throws 12/18-67% 31/39-79%
Offensive Rebounds 5 12
Defensive Rebounds 16 30
Rebounds 23 43
Blocks 1 4
Steals 6 9
Turnovers 17 12
Personal Fouls 26 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Gonz Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 9 ArkPB 60 @ Gonz 110 A. Stredic Jr 1 M. Arlauskas 5

Game Information

Stadium: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
Attendance: 6,000
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