SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga Bulldogs are off to a 2-0 start in defense of their West Coast Conference basketball title. Getting 14 of Derek Raivio's 19 points in the second half, the Zags beat the Pepperdine Waves 69 to 52 in Spokane.
Josh Heytvelt added 18 points, while Sean Mallon had 17 points and tied his career high of 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga improved its overall record to 11 and 6, outrebounding the Waves 49 to 29.
Gonzaga extended its winning streaks to 46 home games, 25 WCC games and 11 games against Pepperdine. The Zags led 38 to 27 at halftime.
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