NCAAB Game Recap - Cal State Bakersfield at Gonzaga
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:00 PM EST

UMass
46
UVA
58
F
CSBak
49
Gonz
77
F
FlaAM
51
Seton
87
F
Miss
86
Mem
87
F
FlGlf
48
VACom
78
F
(N/A)
44
InWor
68
F
Morg
57
WIMil
62
F
S UT
80
ChaSo
45
F
Buck
46
Syr
97
F
DeP
72
BC
67
F
ArkLR
58
NCSU
74
F
UNCW
66
FlInt
63
F
E IL
63
BethC
66
F
GrgWas
78
Evans
70
F
RobM
62
Marq
66
F
YSU
66
USC-Up
61
F
E WA
90
HiPt
74
F
(N/A)
41
Toled
100
F
UNH
71
JMU
78
F
StFPA
65
FlaSt
80
F
DelSt
66
ETSU
98
F
(N/A)
60
CenMI
106
F
Charl
71
UCF
72
F
Gram
58
OrSt
80
F
StBon
57
Canis
61
F
AzSt
80
StJon
67
F
GrCan
58
Ford
70
F
NIU
68
SIU-E
64
F
Oral
59
WichSt
68
F
Troy
60
Samf
72
F
Stony
87
Wagn
84
F(OT)
E KY
51
Clev
65
F
How
69
Ball
100
F
(N/A)
69
UCSB
88
F
UCDav
62
Portl
72
F
Army
73
Bingha
88
F
Albany
72
SacHr
65
F
Penn
81
Prov
75
F
Yale
56
PSU
58
F
Manh
69
Elon
64
F
(N/A)
59
TXAMC
69
F
NJIT
63
Brown
79
F
Lib
71
Rice
59
F
IlSt
69
W Ky
83
F
Belm
55
StLou
60
F
Mercer
72
IL-C
68
F
Rider
87
Colum
63
F
Denv
49
UCRiv
73
F
UtVal
68
NDSt
62
F
Iona
75
KennSt
52
F
Presb
64
Quin
73
F
Bois
82
Pacif
76
F(3OT)
TXSo
98
NoKY
96
F(2OT)
Citad
79
Maris
75
F
Corn
66
Copp
68
F(OT)
PVAM
78
CenAR
72
F(OT)
Vermt
81
CenCT
49
F
(N/A)
62
W IL
113
F
UMKC
74
ECU
68
F
Leh
66
StMar
77
F
SamH
81
USF
90
F
Hamp
71
Ill
120
F
SeLA
60
APSU
81
F
JacSt
49
Purd
81
F
Stetsn
63
Monm
55
F
PorSt
91
SJSU
76
F
Sac
77
Pepp
72
F
(N/A)
50
Ida
100
F
SMU
72
UNLV
68
F
GASt
69
CBap
60
F

Nov 23, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Cal State Bakersfield (2-4)

21

28

49

(8) Gonzaga (6-0)

39

38

77

Petrusev leads No.8 Gonzaga over Bakersfield 77-49
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:00 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga freshman forward Drew Timme didn’t like a recent trend where the No. 8 Bulldogs started slowly in games against Texas A&M and Texas-Arlington.

“We’ve started off slow and given some teams hope,” Timme said. “Good teams don’t do that.”

Gonzaga got out quickly on Saturday night and pounded Cal State Bakersfield 77-49.

“We played real good defense in this game,” said Timme, who scored 11 points and was one of five Zags in double figures. “We just got up and pressured. It was physical. That’s the kind of game we like.”

The Bulldogs hounded the Roadrunners into 40% shooting and 27 turnovers.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few said Timme is “a breath of fresh air.”

“He’s always giving you great effort and great toughness, on both ends,” Few said.

Filip Petrusev scored 15 points, Killian Tillie added 13, and and Admon Gilder and Joel Ayayi each added 10 for Gonzaga (6-0), which has won 26 straight regular season games, longest streak in the nation.

Justin Edler-Davis scored 11 points for Cal State Bakersfield (2-4), which has never beaten a ranked opponent.

Gonzaga shot just 44.9%, but made 25 of 39 free throws and committed just 10 turnovers.

The Roadrunners scored the first basket of the game. Gonzaga replied by scoring the next 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers from Tillie.

Gonzaga led 21-10 midway through the first, by which time the Roadrunners had already committed 10 turnovers.

Tillie’s third 3-pointer lifted Gonzaga to a 30-17 lead.

Gonzaga led 39-21 at halftime, thanks to 52% shooting.

Cal State Bakersfield was hurt by 32% shooting and 15 turnovers in the first half.

Two free throws and two baskets by Timme ignited a 16-2 run that lifted Gonzaga to a 61-31 lead midway through the second. The Roadrunners could not overcome that margin.

“We were active on defense,” Few said.

Gonzaga also moved the ball well on offense, Few said.

Cal State Bakersfield coach Rod Barnes said his team did some things well.

“We got some good shots and good opportunities,” Barnes said.

“When you get behind to a team like that, it’s hard to fight your way back,” Barnes said.

KISPERT WOES

Forward Corey Kispert continued to struggle on offense. He scored just four points in the game for Gonzaga. “A shooter has got to shoot,” Few said. “He’s taking all good shots.”

BIG PICTURE

Cal State Bakersfield: The Roadrunners own wins over Notre Dame de Namur and Life Pacific this season. They have nine juniors and two sophomores on their roster.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs have won all three previous meetings with Cal State Bakersfield. The Bulldogs have won 27 consecutive home games, second-longest streak in the nation. They have the highest winning percentage in the nation since the 2010-11 season, at .844 (244-45).

UP NEXT

Cal State Bakersfield hosts Sam Houston State on Tuesday.

Gonzaga travels to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, where they face Southern Mississippi in the first round on Wednesday. Few has a 36-9 record in Thanksgiving week tournaments.

“We’ll go down and play some really, really good competition,” Few said of the tournament.

Asked why the Zags play so many Thanksgiving tournaments, Few said it is a fact of life for the program.

“If we want to be a national program, it’s what we have to do,” Few said. “There is a small group of teams that get invited to national tournaments.”

“It will be a tough three nights down there,” Few said.

Timme is also looking forward to the tournament.

“I can’t wait to go back to some warm southern weather,” Timme, who is from Texas, said.

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Leaders

Cal State Bakersfield PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Schoemann 0 0 1 1 0 0
J. Edler-Davis 11 0 0 5 1 0
Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
W. Graves 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Zakharov 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

CSBak Gonz
Points For 49 77
Field Goals 20/50-40% 22/49-45%
Three Pointers 3/10-30% 8/23-35%
Free Throws 6/9-67% 25/39-64%
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Defensive Rebounds 26 20
Rebounds 44 30
Blocks 0 5
Steals 6 11
Turnovers 27 10
Personal Fouls 25 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
Sat Nov 23 CSBak 49 @ Gonz 77 R. Readus 2 C. Kispert 4

Game Information

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