Gonzaga Drops UCLA, 90-63, to Reach Record 24th Straight Win at Home


Gonzaga earned its first double-digit win of the season Tuesday night, blowing out UCLA, 90-63, for its 24th consecutive win at home, the longest active streak in the nation.

The Zags broke the record for home victories by a program by defeating San Diego in April of 2016.

Quincy Artis finished with 20 points, and Johnathan Williams added 19. U.C.L.A. was led by K’Lavon Chaisson, who had 17 points.

Gonzaga (6-0) led 36-24 at halftime and quickly pushed its lead to 44-27, thanks in part to 12 points from Artis.

Lonzo Ball had 12 points for UCLA (4-3).

The Bruins trailed 59-41 before scoring the first 10 points of the second half and cut the lead to 69-58. However, Gonzaga pushed its lead back to 78-63.

LaVonte Lacy drained a 3-pointer to push the lead to 21, and the Zags cruised from there.

For UCLA, Prince Ali added 15 points, and Kris Wilkes had 13.

It’s the fourth straight year that the teams have met, and the second time that UCLA and Gonzaga met in the Wooden Classic. The two programs have met in three other double-digit wins, including last year’s game. UCLA took the title, defeating Gonzaga, 91-77.

The two teams traded the lead four times in the first half, with the teams coming closest when each had the ball down three points.

In the first 10 minutes of the game, there were three ties and four lead changes.

The Zags took advantage of a slow start from UCLA to take a lead they would not relinquish. U.C.L.A. missed 11 of its first 13 shots from the field.

UCLA finished 28.7 percent from the field (18 of 59) for the game.

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