MALIBU, Calif. - Matt Bouldin had 18 points and five assists to help No. 13 Gonzaga bounce back from a rare conference loss with a 72-54 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night. Elias Harris added 13 points and Steven Gray 12 for the Bulldogs (22-5, 10-2 West Coast Conference), beaten 74-66 at Loyola Marymount on Thursday. Robert Sacre also had 12 points to go with a career-high six blocks as Gonzaga won for the 14th time in 16 games.
The Bulldogs need one more win to secure the top seed in the WCC tournament and clinch at least a tie for their 10th consecutive regular-season championship. Keion Bell had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the struggling Waves (7-21, 3-9), who have lost nine straight and 11 of 14. Mychel Thompson added 11 points.