Pangos, Sacre lift No. 24 Gonzaga over Pepperdine

Kevin Pangos and Robert Sacre each scored 15 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs over the Pepperdine Waves, 60.

Guy Landry Edi added 13 points for the Bulldogs (18-4, 8-2 WCC), who bounced back from an 83-73 loss at BYU on Thursday night.

Corbin Moore ended with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Waves (8-15, 2-10), who have lost two in a row. Joshua Lowery donated 11 points.

The Bulldogs started the game on a 17-5 run. Edi, Gary Bell and Pangos all made three-pointers during the burst.

Ahead 22-16 with 8:22 to go, Gonzaga went on a 13-4 flurry to create some distance. Mathis Moenninghoff sparked the surge with a three-pointer and Sam Dower's two free throws made it a 35-20 game with 1:11 left.

Manny Ochenje made 1-of-2 from the foul line with 10 seconds remaining to cut the gap to 35-21 at the half.

Trailing 44-30 with 15:25 to play, the Waves put together a 12-0 run to get back in the game. Nikolas Skouen made back-to-back three-pointers to start the surge, which Lowery capped with a trey and free throw.

Suddenly ahead by just two, 44-42, Pangos switched the momentum with a three- pointer.

Holding a 50-48 edge with under nine minutes remaining, Gonzaga scored 10 straight points to pull away. Edi tallied the final six points of the run to make it a 60-48 game with 4:15 left.

Pepperdine never got closer than eight the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Gonzaga beat Pepperdine, 73-45, in Spokane on January 5. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series by a 42-31 margin and have won each of the last 22 matchups... The Waves haven't beaten a ranked opponent since 1994...Gonzaga shot 50 percent from the floor and went 21-for-28 from the foul line, while Pepperdine shot 42.6 percent and went 6-for-12 from the charity stripe.