SEATTLE (Ticker) -- Cory Violette, Blake Stepp and Gonzaga still own state supremacy.
Violette scored 15 points and Stepp added 14 and seven assists as the 24th-ranked Bulldogs rolled to their sixth straight victory over Washington, 86-62.
Gonzaga (4-1) won its fourth consecutive game overall, posting its third straight double-digit victory at Washington. The Bulldogs recorded their second-largest victory over their state rivals, trailing only a 76-39 rout in the 1943-44 season.
"All the hype about Gonzaga is true," Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar said. "They are a good basketball team. We have known that for a while and they proved it again here tonight. They are kind of like a machine."
Washington (3-1) took its largest lead at 28-20 on Bobby Jones' jumper with 7:47 left before halftime. Gonzaga responded with a 21-4 tear that featured inside play by Ronny Turiaf and masterful ballhandling by Stepp, who found Tony Skinner for a layup and a 41-32 advantage with 53 seconds to go.
Stepp nailed a 3-pointer to cap an 18-4 spurt to start the second half for a 61-37 cushion.
Gonzaga held a whopping 54-16 advantage in points in the paint, and Violette and Turiaf combined for 18 free-throw attempts. Turiaf scored 12 points and Richard Fox added nine and 14 rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.
"One of the things that we didn't think would be as big of an issue was," Romar said. "They really did a good job inside."
The Bulldogs shot a season-high 61 percent (33-of-54), including a 10-of-18 performance by the bench. Only freshman guard Adam Morrison, who was 1-of-5, failed to make at least half his shots.
Defensively, Gonzaga stifled Washington with a 3-2 zone most of the night. The Huskies resorted to the perimeter and were just 6-of-26 from the arc.
"We came in here and we were going to play both defenses," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "One just happened to work better than the other."
The sellout crowd at the Bank of America Arena was hoping the Huskies could gain some revenge and jeered Bulldogs reserve Erroll Knight throughout the game. Knight, who transferred from Washington to Gonzaga, quieted his former fans with a basket in the final minutes.
Will Conroy scored 15 points for Washington, which last beat Gonzaga with an 88-82 triumph on December 30, 1997.