SPOKANE, Washington (Ticker) -- Ronny Turiaf turned in another strong performance to help eighth-ranked Gonzaga to another dominant home performance.
Turiaf had 22 points for Gonzaga en route to a 93-73 West Coast Conference victory over Pepperdine, improving their home record to 21-0 all-time when ranked in the top 25.
"Pepperdine is such a big game every year," Gonzaga guard Blake Stepp said. "We always feed off this crowd."
The Bulldogs are 146-10 at home over the past 10 years.
"They're tough to play anywhere," Waves guard Terrance Johnson said. "They don't break down."
Stepp added 18 points and eight assists while Corey Violette had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (18-2, 7-0 WCC), winners of 11 straight games. The Bulldogs' only losses this season were against second-ranked Stanford and third-ranked St. Joseph's, the nations' only remaining undefeated teams.
Yakhouba Diawara led Pepperdine (9-14, 4-4) with 24 points and Johnson contributed 17 but it wasn't enough to prevent the Waves from losing their second straight game.
Pepperdine cut the Bulldogs' lead to 73-64 with 6:35 remaining, but Gonzaga closed the game with a 20-9 run.
"They're together," Pepperdine coach Paul Westphal said. "They have experience. They have depth. They have an inside and an outside game."
The Waves have been Gonzaga's closest competitor in the WCC in recent years, winning the regular season title in 2000 and sharing it with the Bulldogs in 2002. But Pepperdine has struggled this season and has now lost nine of its past 10 against Gonzaga.