Melson helps No. 14 Gonzaga beat Utah Valley 92-69

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Silas Melson scored 17 points and Jordan Mathews had 16 as No. 14 Gonzaga beat Utah Valley 92-69 in the season opener for both teams on Friday night.

Nigel Williams-Goss added 14 points for Gonzaga, which was 28-8 last season and advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

Conner Toolson scored 19 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 13 for Utah Valley, which was 12-18 last season.

Gonzaga outshot the Wolverines 52 percent to 36 percent and dominated the rebounding 52-30.

Gonzaga made its first three shots to take an 8-0 lead. Mathews' 3-pointer, part of a 9-0 run, helped push the Bulldogs' lead to 28-13.

Copyright 2016 KING


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