Guard Doug Spradley scored 8 of his 20 points during a key stretch in the second half as the Gonzaga University men's basketball team defeated the University of San Diego, 70-52, Thursday in a West Coast Athletic Conference game at Spokane, Wash.
USD fell to 9-11, 1-6 in the WCAC. Gonzaga is 11-9 and 2-5.
After trailing at halftime, 29-24, USD closed within one, 31-30, when Marty Munn scored off a drive with 17:52 to play.
But Gonzaga outscored USD, 19-2, over the next seven minutes to make it 50-32 lead. Center Jim Pelton scored USD's only points.
"We have a lot of new guys, and we got out of our offense a bit," USD Coach Hank Egan said. "We tried to do things on our own. We had trouble with man and zone (defense). It didn't matter what they played."