Provo • Katie Campbell had 11 points and Kayleigh Truong had 10 off the bench and No. 17 Gonzaga ran its winning streak to 11 with a 55-43 win over BYU on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs won by responding to a poor start to the second half with a 10-0 run to close the third quarter. Campbell started it with a 3-pointer and Jessi Loera added another 3 before Jill Townsend’s layup made it 44-33.
Townsend opened the fourth quarter with another basket and Truong and Campbell had 3-pointers down the stretch to protect the lead.
Gonzaga (13-1, 2-0 West Coast Conference) made 8 of 13 3-pointers (61.5%) but was only 14 of 42 (33%) inside the arc.
Babalu Ugwu led the Cougars (7-6, 2-1), who handed Gonzaga three of its five losses last year, with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
BYU opened the second half with a 15-2 run to close it to 34-33 before the Zags put together the game-changing run.
Brenna Chase Drollinger and Maria Albiero each scored eight points for BYU, while Paisley Johnson added seven.
Utah Valley 94, Chicago State 73 • In Chicago, five Wolverines scored in double figures as Utah Valley (7-9) blew out the Cougars (4-12) in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The Wolverines shot a season-high 61.4 percent from the floor, including 52.9 percent from downtown.
Casdon Jardine and Brandon Averette each finished with 18 points to lead the Wolverines.