In sports briefs from Tuesday, Gonzaga's game vs. Pepperdine on Thursday is now at 6 p.m., the NBA and its players put more COVID-19 safety measures in place after five postponed games, and No. 7 Michigan remains undefeated with a rout of No. 9 Wisconsin.

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Corey Kispert had 17 points and five rebounds and No. 1 Gonzaga overcame a slow start with a surge to end the first half, pulling away late to beat rival Saint Mary’s 73-59 for its 18th straight victory spanning the past two seasons.

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What was it Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few has been saying for months about being flexible and nimble when it comes to scheduling during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hence, now playing: Gonzaga vs. BYU on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Even after a career scoring night Monday, there was no false modesty from Jenn Wirth. "My team had my back tonight for sure," the senior forward said after scoring 26 points in No. 21 Gonzaga's 79-59 home victory over Pacific.

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"My first couple of shots went down and I was able to be dialed in the rest of the game,'' said Kispert, who scored 27 points as Gonzaga beat Northwestern State 95-57 on Monday night in the Bulldogs' home opener.

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The top-ranked Bulldogs had five games canceled due to the shutdown, and hadn’t played a game since Dec. 2 before Saturday’s showdown with No. 3 Iowa. Despite the layoff, Gonzaga showed little rust in a 99-88 victory over the Hawkeyes.

WASHINGTON — Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura became the first player from Japan to get chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday night.

SPOKANE — Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke, who quickly became a fan favorite with his high-flying dunks and acrobatic blocked shots, has declared for the NBA draft.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zykera Rice’s last-second shot gave Gonzaga a chance to play for another West Coast Conference tournament championship. The Zags will have to find a way to win it without two key players who were lost to injury.