SPOKANE, Wash. — Malachi Smith had a season-high 27 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, as No. 8 Gonzaga used a dominant first half to rout Portland 115-75 on Saturday.

Gonzaga (16-3, 5-0 West Coast Conference) never trailed, racing to a 40-14 lead with seven minutes left in the first half en route to its NCAA-best 75th consecutive home victory and 15th straight win against Portland.

Gonzaga unleashed a flurry of 3s early on, hitting six through the first 10 minutes as Portland (9-11, 1-4) shot 0-for-9 from behind the arc during that time.

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