SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- Gonzaga is so balanced that its top scorer tends to be whoever has the hot hand. Cory Violette fit the bill.
Violette scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half as the seventh-ranked Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 13 games with a 71-48 West Coast Conference rout of San Francisco.
Gonzaga (20-2, 10-0 WCC) continued its bid to become the first WCC team to go unbeaten in league play since Pepperdine went 14-0 in 1991-92. The Bulldogs can clinch the regular-season crown Saturday with a win at second-place St. Mary's.
Violette scored seven points in a game-opening 14-2 run and Gonzaga's lead never dipped below double digits. He made a three-point play as the Bulldogs scored 10 of the next 14 points to quickly make it 24-6 nearly eight minutes into the game.
It was the eighth time this season that Violette led the team in scoring - he is one of four Bulldogs to accomplish the feat. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season and 24th of his career.
Violette's jumper nearly three minutes into the second half opened up a 46-25 cushion, the first 20-point lead for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs led by as many as 25 points.
Gonzaga made 10-of-11 shots to start the game before colling off. The Bulldogs shot 55 percent (27-of-49) overall and held a commanding 41-29 edge on the glass.
San Francisco (14-12, 4-6) lost its 13th straight to Gonzaga and dropped its second in a row after home after opening 8-0. The Dons shot just under 29 percent (18-of-63).
The Bulldogs placed four starters in double figures as Blake Stepp and Kyle Bankhead each scored 11 points and Ronny Turiaf added 10. Bankhead added eight assists of Gonzaga's 22 assists on 27 baskets.
Tyrone Riley scored 15 points and was the lone Don in double figures. Michigan transfer Dommanic Ingerson was 1-of-12 from the floor for four points.