Day in the Top 25: Gonzaga routs Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles • Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points, including five of Gonzaga's season-high 13 3-pointers, and the seventh-ranked Zags routed Loyola Marymount 88-43 on Thursday night for their sixth straight win over the Lions.
Kelly Olynyk added 15 points, and Sam Dower and Drew Barham had 13 each for the Zags (20-2, 7-0 West Coast), ensuring coach Mark Few his 14th consecutive season with at least 20 victories.
Anthony Ireland made five 3-pointers while scoring 19 points to lead the Lions (8-13, 1-7), who have lost five straight and seven of eight.
It was the Zags' fourth consecutive blowout league victory, and they got the rout going early as the highest-ranked opponent to visit Gersten Pavilion since being here as the No. 5 team in February 2006.
St. Louis 75, No. 9 Butler 58 • Jordair Jett matched his career best with 19 points and Saint Louis pressured No. 9 Butler into a season-worst 23 turnovers, recording the program's biggest upset in nine years with a 75-58 victory Thursday night that had fans storming the court to celebrate.
Dwayne Evans added 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting and five rebounds for the Billikens (15-5, 4-2 Atlantic-10), who fed off just the fourth sellout at 5-year-old Chaifetz Arena and led by double digits most of the game.
• No. 7 Gonzaga 88, Loyola Marymount 43
• No. 8 Arizona 57, Washington 53
• Saint Louis 75, No. 9 Butler 58
• No. 13 Michigan State 80, Illinois 75