Josh Heytvelt had a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds as No. 17 Gonzaga routed Pepperdine 92-58 on Saturday night.
Matt Bouldin added 16 points for Gonzaga (21-5, 12-0 West Coast Conference), which has already clinched the top seed in the conference tournament. The Bulldogs moved a step closer to a third undefeated WCC season in the past six with two league games left. The win also ensured them solo possession of a ninth consecutive regular season title.
Freshman Keion Bell scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Pepperdine (8-20, 5-7), which has lost 16 straight to Gonzaga dating to 2002. The Waves lost 20 games for the fourth straight season.
Heytvelt shot 12-for-17 from the field, Micah Downs added 14 points and Jeremy Pargo 12 as the Bulldogs shot 57 percent despite making only five of 20 3-pointers
Gonzaga has overwhelmed most of its conference opponents this season, winning league games by an average margin of 20 points. Only three of its WCC wins were by less than 10 points.
Gonzaga, which has the best field-goal defense in the nation, held Pepperdine to 34 percent shooting.
The Bulldogs jumped to a 26-16 lead behind 10 points by Heytvelt, who had 25 points the first meeting between the teams.
Gonzaga led 48-25 at halftime, behind 16 points each by Heytvelt and Matt Bouldin.
Heytvelt scored four baskets early in the second as the Bulldogs made eight of their first nine shots to build a 64-34 lead.
Pargo's three assists broke a tie with legend John Stockton for fourth place on Gonzaga's all-time assist list with 557. Stockton is the NBA career assist leader.
Gonzaga is 62-3 in the McCarthey Athletic Center since it opened in 2004.
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