December 10, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Przemek Karnowski scored 14 points and No. 8 Gonzaga beat Akron 61-43 in a defensive battle Saturday night, lifting the Zags to the best start in program history.

Nigel Williams-Goss added 11 points for Gonzaga (10-0), which has won 10 straight to open the season for the first time since joining Division I in 1958.

Isaiah Johnson scored 11 points, and Jimond Ivey had 10 for Akron (7-3).

The Zips gave Gonzaga all it could handle for most of the game, but were undone by 27 percent shooting (16 of 60)

Gonzaga shot just 40 percent and finished 24 points below its season scoring average.

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