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COL BKB: Gonzaga 78, Pepperdine 62

Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM

MALIBU, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Ed Harris hit 6-of-9 shots from the field and helped No. 10 Gonzaga pull away in the second half for a 78-62 victory over Pepperdine.

The Bulldogs (14-1) opened West Coast Conference play by defeating the Waves for the 23rd straight time.

Gonzaga had only a one-point lead with 11:45 to play, but finished the game with a 35-20 run.

Harris made all six of his foul shots and scored 18 points. Kelly Olynyk added 16 for the Bulldogs, whose lone loss this season came on Dec. 8 against Illinois.

Pepperdine (8-6) put together its best non-conference record in eight seasons, but hit only 2-of-12 from 3-point range.

Lorne Jackson led Pepperdine with 16 points and Jordan Baker had 15.

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