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No. 19 Gonzaga overwhelms Pepperdine 89-59

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Balanced scoring and ebullient defense continue to be a winning formula for Gonzaga.

Pepperdine forward Kameron Edwards, who leads the team in points (15.9) and rebounds (6.8), missed his sixth straight game with a concussion.

Gonzaga held Pepperdine to 36.7 percent shooting from the field (11-30) in the first half with a defensive effort that head coach Mark Few called ''exceptional.''

Gonzaga: Though it took a while for their offense to click, the Bulldogs' defense clamped down to hold Pepperdine scoreless for 6:55 during a 15-0 first-half run.

15 Miami earlier in the week, the Bulldogs could inch back up a few spots as long as they avoid an upset at Loyola Marymount.

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