MALIBU, Calif. -- Lindsay Sherbert came off the bench to score 16 points and No. 25 Gonzaga held an opponent below 40 points for the third time, coasting to a 69-39 win over Pepperdine on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (18-3, 8-1), who won their eighth straight and 10th straight over Pepperdine, have allowed less than 50 points nine times. They out-scored the Waves (5-15, 1-7) 38-15 in the second half and forced 23 turnovers.Sunny Greinacher added 13 points and Haiden Palmer 11 for GU, which had a 37-28 rebounding advantage, including 15-6 on the offensive end.No player reached double figures for Pepperdine, which was without leading scorer Bria Richardson (16.9) and only had eight players.With Sherbert scoring 10 points, Gonzaga led 31-23 at the half. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 10-2 run and was never threatened. They hit 10 3s while Pepperdine was 2-12.