NCAAB Game Recap - Gonzaga at Texas A&M
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
TexPA
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBap
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

Nov 15, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(8) Gonzaga (4-0)

40

39

79

Texas A&M (2-1)

19

30

49

No. 8 Gonzaga cruises by Texas A&M for 79-49 victory
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:57 AM

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Admon Gilder returned to very familiar territory, and it worked out quite well.

Gilder and Ryan Woolridge each scored 16 points, and No. 8 Gonzaga routed Texas A&M 79-49 on Friday night.

Filip Petrusev added 14 points and 10 rebounds, helping the Bulldogs (4-0) overcome a slow start. Drew Timme had 11 points.

"We had to figure out how to make the easy play, not just try and make a home-run play every time," Woolridge said. "We needed to keep moving the ball, and we knew something would eventually open up."

Gilder also had seven rebounds in his return to Texas A&M. The senior guard transferred last summer after the Aggies fired Billy Kennedy and hired Buzz Williams from Virginia Tech. He sat out last season following the discovery of a blood clot in his arm.

"There had to be a lot going through his mind, with him having been here so long," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.

Williams tried to talk Gilder into staying in College Station, but the coach said Gilder seemed set on leaving.

He was right.

"Coach Few had talked to me about coming in and being a part of something special, being part of a family that's been winning year in and year out," Gilder said. "I just made the best decision for my family, at the end of the day."

Wendell Mitchell led Texas A&M (2-1) with 14 points. Josh Nebo finished with 11.

Gonzaga missed 12 of its first 15 shots over the first eight minutes. But it eventually found its form in its first visit to College Station.

The Bulldogs scored 20 straight points from about 11 minutes remaining in the first half until a little more than two minutes before halftime - a welcome break for Texas A&M after it was run up and down its court.

Gonzaga shot 49 percent (31 of 63) from the floor, compared to 30 percent (17 of 56) for A&M. The Bulldogs also outrebounded the Aggies 46-29.

"There were lessons throughout, in every possible way," Williams said. "They're really good and incredibly well-coached, with an elite-level roster in terms of how they want to play."

Gilder said his first home is Dallas where he grew up, his second home is A&M and his third home is now Spokane, Washington.

"I have my Aggie family," he said, "and I have my Zag family."

BIG PICTURE

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs are off to another good start this season. The Aggies led early on, but were unable to keep up with Few's balanced team.

Texas A&M: Williams has some work to do in his new job with the Aggies.

HIGHLIGHT REEL

Nebo blocked his old teammate Gilder on a drive to the basket, but Petrusev was there for the putback, even absorbing a slap in the face along the way late in the second half.

HE SAID IT

"His Virginia Tech teams were tough as nails. You didn't want to run into them in the NCAA Tournament. This is home for him, and he'll get things rolling. It just takes some time." - Few on Williams.

UP NEXT

Gonzaga hosts Texas-Arlington on Tuesday.

Texas A&M hosts Troy on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Zakharov 0 0 0 1 0 1
M. Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Aku 0 0 0 3 1 1
Y. Gultekin 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

Gonz TexAM
Points For 79 49
Field Goals 31/63-49% 17/56-30%
Three Pointers 7/19-37% 3/20-15%
Free Throws 10/15-67% 12/16-75%
Offensive Rebounds 15 11
Defensive Rebounds 31 18
Rebounds 50 34
Blocks 6 5
Steals 10 9
Turnovers 16 18
Personal Fouls 18 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 Gonz 79 @ TexAM 49 C. Kispert 3 E. Miller 4

Game Information

Stadium: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Attendance: 10,344
Game Time: