It is uncommon to document a primary in program historical past with all of the greats which have come by means of GU. Joel Ayayi did that on Saturday evening.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Joel Ayayi is a one in all one, a minimum of at Gonzaga.
No person earlier than Saturday evening’s 116-88 win over Portland had ever recorded a triple-double in program historical past. Ayayi now has, and he did in in spectacular trend.
In simply 21 minutes of play, Ayayi hit the milestone mark together with his tenth help. At that time he had 12 factors, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists on 5-of-5 taking pictures. Ayayi completed with 12 factors, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 14 assists on 5-of-7 taking pictures. Ayayi, a guard, led the staff in rebounds and assists. Fourteen assists is the second-most for a Gonzaga participant in a single sport ever.
“To be sincere, it is simply my teammates being in the fitting spot. Lots of time all I needed to do was feed them,” mentioned Ayayi of the achievement postgame. “Rebounding, I at all times go and attempt to get rebounds and I attempt to dig them out. I had a sense it was sure to occur sooner or later to be sincere and I am simply fortunate and grateful it occurred at the moment.”
“It is fairly an accomplishment any time you get a triple-double. It exhibits how engaged you might be within the sport and what number of good stuff you do to assist your staff win. That is clearly what Joel does. He is obtained a knack for profitable,” mentioned Mark Few of the accomplishment.
Total, Drew Timme led the best way for Gonzaga with 26 factors on 10-of-14 taking pictures. Spokane native Anton Watson additionally poured in 23 on 8-of-9 taking pictures. Six Gonzaga gamers general scored in double figures.
116 factors was the third highest level complete for a Gonzaga staff within the Mark Few period.
The Gonzaga males subsequent play Pepperdine on Thursday in The Kennel at 2 PM on Thursday on ESPN2.