NCAAB Game Recap - North Dakota at Gonzaga
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Evans
67
KY
64
F
CenAR
54
Duke
105
F
N DA
66
Gonz
97
F
Mem
74
Oreg
82
F
Denv
56
UtSt
97
F
MtStM
46
Wash
56
F
Mizzu
58
Xav
63
F(OT)
Aub
70
SthAL
69
F
Pitt
71
RobM
57
F
Crei
69
Mich
79
F
PaulQ
59
Alc
111
F
(N/A)
43
Leh
80
F
Bridg
40
Radf
91
F
(N/A)
45
UMassL
88
F
W&M
80
Woff
79
F
(N/A)
67
Wagn
97
F
How
50
ND
79
F
Amer
67
GrgWas
65
F
Lamar
56
Duques
66
F
Chat
74
Troy
68
F
MD-ES
55
Longw
85
F
(N/A)
63
Hamp
95
F
NCAT
64
WCU
90
F
MsVl
81
W MI
91
F
UNH
61
StJon
74
F
StBon
65
Sien
78
F
Campbl
76
UNCW
81
F(OT)
David
58
Charl
71
F
NE
71
UMass
80
F
Hartfo
62
Maris
51
F
DelSt
74
Manh
85
F
SCSt
39
Lib
65
F
N AL
65
Ind
91
F
Citad
86
UGA
95
F
(N/A)
49
E MI
101
F
(N/A)
43
E KY
129
F
NoKY
69
CoCar
68
F
AF
69
Army
57
F
ECU
62
App
68
F
Fairf
68
HolyC
63
F(OT)
(N/A)
52
LaTec
98
F
Furm
91
ChaSo
47
F
Rice
80
NWSt
74
F
Norf
55
Miss
68
F
ChiSt
34
E IL
98
F
NOrl
64
SMU
77
F
AlSt
56
Hou
84
F
JackSt
79
Tul
88
F
Lipsco
78
TNSt
79
F
ULLa
65
TCU
98
F
NIU
52
IaSt
70
F
(N/A)
60
InWor
86
F
Valpa
89
SIU-E
76
F
(N/A)
53
WIMil
103
F
Oral
67
Tuls
74
F
CBap
54
Tex
67
F
PVAM
48
TxSt
75
F
Clev
53
MOSt
73
F
Copp
76
LoyIL
72
F
N TX
43
Ark
66
F
Minn
56
Butl
64
F
(N/A)
55
JacSt
125
F
WriSt
85
TNTec
80
F(OT)
(N/A)
38
N CO
104
F
LongB
58
Stan
86
F
(N/A)
70
UtVal
101
F
NMSt
50
UTEP
65
F
Murr
63
Tenn
82
F
Mia-FL
79
UCF
70
F
Fres
66
USD
72
F(OT)
PacOR
81
Seatt
115
F
SDSt
66
USC
84
F
WaSt
62
SCla
70
F
Pepp
94
CSNor
82
F
TexAr
73
Nev
80
F
(N/A)
52
UCIrv
98
F
UNLV
75
Cal
79
F(OT)
Okla
77
OrSt
69
F

Nov 12, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Dakota (1-1)

36

30

66

(8) Gonzaga (3-0)

55

42

97

Petrusev leads No. 8 Gonzaga over North Dakota 97-66
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:45 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga had no tape of North Dakota to study, so coach Mark Few said his staff improvised on the fly.

Filip Petrusev had 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots as eighth-ranked Gonzaga used a superior inside game to beat North Dakota 97-66 on Tuesday.

Getting the ball in the paint proved to be a good strategy.

"We feel it's going to be one of our strengths this year," Few said, citing the play of Petrusev, Drew Timme, Anton Watson and Corey Kispert.

Kispert scored 20 points, Timme had 16 and Watson added 15 for Gonzaga (3-0), which has romped to victory in all three games. Six Bulldogs scored in double figures.

The Zags have won all six meetings with the Fighting Hawks.

Marlon Stewart scored 21 points and Filip Rebraca had 16 points and 13 rebounds for North Dakota (1-1), which took Gonzaga to overtime before losing here in 2017.

No such thriller this time, as Gonzaga held the Fighting Hawks to 34.7% shooting and outrebounded them 53-29.

"Our low post defense was really good," Few said. "Filip had a good rebounding night. That's a good positive sign for us."

The Bulldogs figure to be even stronger inside when forward Killian Tillie returns from knee surgery. "When he's ready to play, he'll play," Few said when asked when Tillie would return.

The Zags face their biggest test of the season at Texas A&M on Friday.

"We're excited to go down there," Petrusev said. "It's going to be tough down there."

Gonzaga jumped to a 15-2 lead as North Dakota missed eight of its first nine shots.

Kispert and Admon Gilder each hit 3-pointers as Gonzaga built a 25-9 lead.

North Dakota found its shooting touch and consecutive 3-pointers by Stewart cut Gonzaga's lead to 30-21.

The Bulldogs replied with a 14-1 run.

Gonzaga led 55-36 at halftime, after holding the Fighting Hawks to 35% shooting and outrebounding them 28-14 in the first. The Zags finished with 13 offensive rebounds and 22 second-chance points.

"We really tried to get offensive rebounds and easy baskets," Petrusev said.

Gonzaga pushed the lead to 65-40 midway through the second half behind three consecutive baskets by Watson.

"We just have to rebound better," North Dakota coach Paul Sather said.

"We started out a little nervous, but we responded well after the first timeout," Sather added. "We started competing, worrying less about who we were playing against."

INSIDE MEN

Gonzaga outscored North Dakota 64-32 in the paint.

STATS

North Dakota made just 7 of 31 from 3-point range. Gonzaga shot 57.7% from the field.

BIG PICTURE

North Dakota: Freshman De'Sean Allen-Eikens scored 22 points in a season-opening win over Crown, but was held in check and finished with 10 points Tuesday. North Dakota has never beaten a ranked team since joining Division I in 2008. North Dakota has 11 returning letter winners, including four who started at least 16 games last season.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs came in shooting 60% from the field, second in the nation. They average 102.5 points per game. They have six freshmen on their roster and one returning starter in Kispert. Gonzaga's 165 wins in the past five seasons are tops in Division I.

UP NEXT

North Dakota plays at Valparaiso on Sunday.

Gonzaga faces its toughest test of the young season at Texas A&M on Friday. "Now we'll step it up and play some real athletes with real size," Few said. "The athleticism is going to jump up."

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Leaders

North Dakota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Igbanugo 0 0 0 2 0 0
B. Panoam 0 0 1 0 0 0
Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Kispert 20 0 5 5 0 0

Team Comparison

N DA Gonz
Points For 66 97
Field Goals 25/72-35% 41/71-58%
Three Pointers 7/31-23% 7/16-44%
Free Throws 9/11-82% 8/14-57%
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Defensive Rebounds 21 40
Rebounds 31 56
Blocks 0 8
Steals 6 1
Turnovers 6 10
Personal Fouls 15 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 12 N DA 66 @ Gonz 97 K. Walter 3 P. Zakharov 2

Game Information

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