SPOKANE, Washington (Ticker) -- Playing away from campus was no problem for No. 18 Gonzaga.
Ronny Turiaf and freshman Adam Morrison each scored 15 points as the Bulldogs continued their domination of in-state opponents with a 70-49 rout of Eastern Washington at the Spokane Arena.
Gonzaga (9-2) improved to 2-0 at the Spokane Arena, away from its cozy gym on campus. The sellout crowd was treated to another display of the team-oriented basketball that improved the Bulldogs' mark to 3-0 against Washington opponents.
Turiaf's basket capped an 18-4 tear that opened a 25-11 advantage with just under seven minutes left before halftime. Turiaf and Morrison each had 10 points at the break as the Bulldogs extended the lead to 41-21.
"We have to find ways to manufacture easier buckets," Eagles coach Ray Giacoletti said. "Scoring 49 points isn't going to get it done. We had some spurts there when they got on a roll and had the momentum."
Eastern Washington (3-9) has lost 18 straight meetings with Gonzaga. The Eagles blew a 17-point lead in last season's 67-64 defeat and squandered a 16-point lead two seasons ago.
The Bulldogs may have paid a price for the win with a pair of injuries to a starter and reserve. Starting forward Tony Skinner was limited to three minutes due to a hand injury and backup center Richard Fox logged only five minutes before going out with a knee injury.
Gonzaga exerted a dose of heavy defensive pressure, limiting Eastern Washington to 29 percent (17-of-58) shooting and blocking nine shots. The Eagles had six baskets in the first half.
"Gonzaga's a very good basketball team and they'll beat you in a lot of different ways," Giacoletti said. "When you're shooting 30 percent, it's not going to be efficient enough."
The Bulldogs, who shot 71 percent in their last game, had 21 assists on 25 baskets. They held a 45-30 edge on the glass, led by athletic forward Erroll Knight's nine boards.
Marc Axton was the only Eagle in double figures with 10 points.