College basketball: No. 15 Gonzaga rallies in second half to defeat No. 25 Creighton

College basketball: No. 15 Gonzaga rallies in second half to defeat No. 25 Creighton
Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins (13) reacts alongside teammate forward Killian Tillie after a Creighton turnover during the second half Friday. (Young Kwak / Associated Press)

Killian Tillie scored 22 points and Zach Norvell Jr. added 21 points, all in the second half after missing all five of his shots in the first, and No. 15 Gonzaga came back to beat No. 25 Creighton 91-74 on Friday night in Spokane, Wash.

Silas Melson also scored 21 points and Johnathan Williams added 15 for Gonzaga (7-1).


Marcus Foster had 21 points for Creighton (5-2), which has already beaten No. 20 Northwestern and No. 23 UCLA, and lost to No. 22 Baylor this season.

Gonzaga shot better than 62% in the second half to erase a seven-point halftime deficit.

“Staying aggressive. Staying positive,” Norvell said of his second-half turnaround. “The coaching staff told me to keep shooting.”

Gonzaga went on a 20-4 run to open the second half and built a 57-48 lead. Creighton had five turnovers during the run.

“He had a huge game tonight,” Tillie said of Norvell. “He was making crazy shots.”

The Bulldogs outscored the Bluejays 54-30 in the second half.

No. 13 North Carolina 85, Davidson 75: Joel Berry II had 27 points, Luke Maye had 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and the Tar Heels defeated the Wildcats in Charlotte, N.C.

Kenny Williams added 12 points for North Carolina (7-1), which shot 47% from the field and outrebounded Davidson 54-23.

Davidson (3-3) was led by 22 points and seven rebounds from Peyton Aldridge.



USC 80, at Loyola Marymount 70: Minyon Moore scored 34 points to help the Trojans (8-0) remain undefeated with a victory over the Lions (7-1) on Friday night. Moore was six for nine and made 21 of 23 free throws. Kristen Simon had 16 points and 10 rebounds for USC. Aliyah Mazyck added 13 points. Cheyanne Wallace led Loyola Marymount with 24 points and 13 rebounds.


Saturday’s schedule


Loyola Marymount at Oregon State, 2 p.m.

Fresno State at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.

Cal Lutheran at Cal State Fullerton, 6 p.m.

UC Riverside at Grand Canyon, 6 p.m.

Nevada at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.

Pepperdine at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

San Diego at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.