SPOKANE, Wash. -- Robert Sacre was perfect from the field and the free-throw line, scoring a career-high 24 points, and Gonzaga's torrid start helped the Bulldogs breeze past Pepperdine 92-75 Thursday night.
Sacre made all eight of his field-goal attempts and eight straight free throws for the Bulldogs (12-5, 2-0 West Coast), winners of eight in a row. Lorne Jackson scored 18 points for the Waves (7-13, 1-2).
Steven Gray's back-to-back 3-pointers to open the game fueled a 10-2 start for Gonzaga, which made 18 of its first 24 shot attempts and finished at 63 percent. Sacre's jump hook with 4:26 left in the first half pushed the lead to 44-23. Pepperdine got no closer than 13 after that.
Gray added 19 points and nine assists and Elias Harris also scored 19 for Gonzaga, which has won 19 straight against Pepperdine.
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