SPOKANE, Washington (Ticker) -- John Stockton was left with another reason to be impressed by his alma mater.
Ronny Turiaf scored 19 points as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs won their school-record 15th straight game, a 79-69 victory over Portland in a West Coast Conference matchup.
The latest win came on a special night for the Bulldogs, who retired Stockton's No. 12 jersey at halftime. Stockton is the most famous player to ever come out of the school and is the NBA's all-time leader in assists.
Stockton played his final game as a Bulldog came on March 12, 1984. He left the school as the all-time leader in assists and steals.
Nearly 20 years later, Stockton watched his alma mater score the game's first 12 points and race to a 44-29 lead. His ceremony featured a brief speech and came before his six children.
"It's great to be part of this Gonzaga family and it's a privilege to watch this team here represent us here on this floor," Stockton said.
Freshman Sean Mallon added 16 points for Gonzaga (22-2, 12-0 WCC), which already has wrapped up the conference regular-season title.
Dustin Geddis scored 16 points to lead Portland (10-15, 4-8), which could not build on last season's surprising 72-68 win here.
Blake Stepp and Kyle Bankhead opened the game with consecutive 3-pointers and Cory Violette and Turiaf had dunks, sparking the Bulldogs' quick start.
The Pilots tried to claw their way back into it, using an 11-2 run that featured eight points from Geddis to pull within 34-27 with under five minutes left in the half.
But the Bulldogs got baskets from five different players in a 10-2 surge to close the half, rebuilding the lead to double digits.
Stepp, who moved ahead of Stockton into second place on the school's all-time list earlier this season, added 13 points for Gonzaga, which led by double digits the entire second half.
The Bulldogs were able to maintain their lead by shooting 57 percent (29-of-51) and garnering a 32-23 rebounding advantage. The Pilots shot 48 percent (29-of-60).