NCAA Game Summary - Gonzaga at Washington State|
(Wednesday, December 5th)
Final Score: (10) Gonzaga 71, Washington State 69
Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Kevin Pangos' layup with 2.2 seconds to play
gave the 10th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs a 71-69 win over the Washington State
"My thought process was to just get to the rim," Pangos said of the layup.
Elias Harris posted 23 points and six boards while Kelly Olynyk scored all 22
of his points in the second half for the Bulldogs (9-0), who are off to their
best start in school history.
Brock Motum gave 23 points while DaVonte Lacy added 22 points for the Cougars
(5-4), who had a three-game winning streak stopped.
"Gonzaga is very good," Cougars head coach Ken Bone said. "There is a reason
they are the No. 10 team in the country."
The Cougars had trailed by 11 in the second half, but kept it from getting out
With Gonzaga holding a nine-point lead, Motum hit consecutive 3-pointers then
Lacy buried a 3-ball with 2:57 to play to tie the game.
Olynyk followed with a 3-point play on a layup and free throw, but Motum and
Lacy countered on a pair of free throws as Lacy's two gave the team a 64-63
lead with 1:29 left.
Olynyk countered with a layup and Washington State's Junior Longrus was called
for an offensive foul, which led to an Olynyk 3-pointer with 35.4 seconds to
A turnover from the Cougars saw Pangos go to the line, but he missed his shot.
Lacy missed a 3-point shot, but Longrus grabbed the offensive board and got it
to Motum, who drained a 3-pointer with 14 ticks left on the clock.
Gary Bell hit one-of-two from the line and the Cougars had no timeouts, but
Lacy drove for a layup with 7.8 showing on the game clock.
Pangos, though, drove the length of the court and got his shot in with 2.2 to
play and a desperation heave from before midcourt never had a chance.
The game stayed close early until a 12-0 run from Washington State capped on a
Lacy 3-pointer gave the team a 19-11 lead with 10 1/2 minutes to play in the
Gonzaga kept it close and took a 27-25 lead with a 6-0 run, but the Cougars
closed the half with the final six points to take a 31-27 advantage into the
It stayed tight for the first four minutes of the second half, but a Olynyk
layup gave the Bulldogs the lead.
Olynyk scored six straight points during the 9-0 run that saw a 3-pointer from
Bell give the team a 44-36 lead with 13 minutes to play in the game.
Gonzaga hosts Illinois on Saturday ... Washington State leads the series,
98-49, but the Bulldogs are 8-2 against the Cougars when they are ranked ...
Gonzaga made 50.9 percent of its shots while Washington State connected on
45.3 percent ... Pangos finished the game with eight points while Bell had 14.
12/06 02:49:26 ET