NCAAB Game Recap - Texas Southern at Gonzaga
Wed Dec 4, 2019 9:00 PM EST

ND
51
MD
72
F
UVA
40
Purd
69
F
OhSt
74
UNC
49
F
TXSo
62
Gonz
101
F
LoyMa
64
Colora
76
F
FlaAM
43
Tenn
72
F
E WA
80
Wash
90
F
Penn
69
Vill
80
F
UtSt
71
SJSU
59
F
IUPUI
51
MorSt
56
F
SacHr
89
UMassL
86
F
Leh
69
StFPA
77
F
SCar
84
UMass
80
F
Boston
63
GrgWas
64
F
W IL
86
Evans
90
F
VMI
58
Duques
71
F
Colg
82
Bingha
74
F
E IL
69
IPFW
74
F
RobM
70
YSU
81
F
WIGB
71
Xav
84
F
JMU
71
Radf
94
F
(N/A)
51
Ohio
90
F
Maine
63
NE
78
F
Longw
41
NCAT
52
F
(N/A)
37
UNH
91
F
KennSt
54
UNCG
72
F
Tows
76
Morg
59
F
Akr
85
Marsh
73
F
NCC
59
UGA
95
F
Canis
59
FlAtl
62
F
FlGlf
53
FlInt
71
F
LoyMD
84
DelSt
76
F
ETSU
96
Citad
84
F
Iona
62
UConn
80
F
(N/A)
79
CoCar
114
F
Toled
80
Clev
65
F
(N/A)
55
Brown
82
F
Nebras
56
GaTec
73
F
Yale
61
Albany
52
F
Princ
76
Drex
82
F
NJIT
65
Army
75
F
PaulQ
69
Gram
79
F
ArkPB
39
Tuls
72
F
GTown
81
OkSt
74
F
UMKC
61
IaSt
79
F
BYU
95
Utah
102
F(OT)
UCDav
85
NoAZ
66
F
Norf
59
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
63
ULMo
86
F
TxSt
60
Hou
68
F
N AL
63
Troy
71
F
TxTch
60
DeP
65
F(OT)
Tul
61
SoMis
56
F
NNMU
47
N CO
92
F
Jacksn
56
Marq
75
F
Web
72
UtVal
67
F
AF
86
Wyo
77
F
Bois
78
NM
80
F
SDSU
79
ColSt
57
F
ChiSt
89
SIU-E
81
F
Wisc
54
NCSU
69
F
Wake
54
PSU
76
F
UCRiv
67
CBap
79
F
CSNor
71
Portl
64
F
CS-Ful
59
Pacif
62
F
SCla
67
Nev
98
F
WaSt
78
Ida
65
F
UNLV
81
Fres
80
F(2OT)
Cal
64
USF
76
F

Dec 4, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas Southern (2-6)

30

32

62

(9) Gonzaga (9-1)

53

48

101

Kispert leads No. 9 Gonzaga over Texas Southern 101-62
Thu Dec 5, 2019 12:15 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Joel Ayayi found out Wednesday morning he would be in No. 9 Gonzaga's starting lineup, replacing Admon Gilder.

After two years of coming off the bench, he wanted to make an impression.

"I've got to be aggressive," the sophomore from France said. `'It's been two years. Obviously, it's been hard."'

Ayayi had 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists to help Gonzaga beat Texas Southern 101-62.

Seven Zags scored in double figures, led by Corey Kispert's 17 points, as Gonzaga (9-1) rebounded from a loss to Michigan in the Battle 4 Atlantis title game.

The Zags have 28 consecutive home wins, second-longest streak in the nation after Tennessee's 31.

Filip Petrusev, who had 12 points and six rebounds, said Gonzaga wanted to come out strong after losing to Michigan.

"'We wanted to come back from the loss,"' Petrusev said. "'That was our first loss since last year."'

Petrusev said Ayayi is "'getting better and better. He's doing things the team needs him to do."'

Tyrik Armstrong scored 15 points for Texas Southern (2-6), which is playing a difficult non-conference schedule. Yahuza Ross added nine.

Gonzaga made 12 of its first 15 shots to jump to a 25-15 lead.

Texas Southern scored three straight baskets to get to 25-21.

But Gonzaga replied with a 28-9 run to push its lead to 53-30 at halftime.

Gonzaga shot 61% in the first half, while the Tigers shot just 37.8% and made just one of 11 from 3-point range.

Gonzaga scored the first nine points of the second half for a 62-30 lead.

Kispert's 3-pointer gave Gonzaga an 82-46 lead with just under eight minutes left in the game.

Now Gonzaga turns its attention to a difficult three-game run that begins Saturday at No. 22 Washington.

""It's going to be a tough one," Petrusev said. ""They play a lot of zone."'

Petrusev said he also loved the atmosphere at Washington. "'It gets me fired up,"' he said.

While the Zags are nursing numerous minor injuries, the relatively easy victory over Texas Southern will help the team as it plays Washington, No. 12 Arizona and No. 7 North Carolina in the next two weeks, Petrusev said. He noted the Zags were drained by an overtime victory over Oregon the day before they played Michigan

Ayayi also said the easy win will help the Zags as they prepare for the tough stretch.

""It's important because we do not play a lot of guys,"' he said.

Texas Southern coach Johnny Jones said playing the Zags will help his team going forward.

"'We got beat tonight, but we'll bounce back and learn from it,"" Jones said. ""Games like this make us better.""

""We have to do a better job of defending in the paint and rebounding the basketball,"' Jones said, after his team was outrebounded 51-32 and outscored 68-32 in the paint.

LUCKY SEVENS

In addition to Kispert and Ayayi, the Zags got 12 points each from Petrusev, Killian Tillie and Drew Timme. Ryan Woolridge scored 11 and Admon Gilder scored 10.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Southern: The Tigers were picked to finish second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Their defense came in yielding 79.9 points per game. They have lost to Gonzaga each of the previous two years.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs have five players banged up, and were seeking to rebound from an 82-64 loss to Michigan last Friday that was their most lopsided since 2014. They are 14-0 all-time against SWAC teams.

UP NEXT

Texas Southern hosts Concordia on Saturday.

Gonzaga plays at No. 22 Washington on Sunday, followed by a game at No. 12 Arizona on Dec. 14 before returning home to face No. 7 North Carolina on Dec. 18.

Leaders

Texas Southern PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Lumpkin 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. McClelland 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gonzaga PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Lang 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Kispert 17 0 2 7 0 0

Team Comparison

TXSo Gonz
Points For 62 101
Field Goals 23/58-40% 42/78-54%
Three Pointers 5/20-25% 8/27-30%
Free Throws 11/17-65% 9/16-56%
Offensive Rebounds 7 18
Defensive Rebounds 25 33
Rebounds 33 54
Blocks 3 4
Steals 6 9
Turnovers 18 11
Personal Fouls 17 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Dec 4 TXSo 62 @ Gonz 101 J. Redus 2 M. Arlauskas 5

Game Information

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