Kevin Pangos' layup with 2 seconds left lifted No. 10 Gonzaga to a 71-69 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night giving the Zags their best start as a Division I team.
Elias Harris scored 23 points and Kelly Olynyk had 22, all in the second half, for Gonzaga (9-0). The Bulldogs had been tied with the 1994-95 team for best start.
Brock Motum had 23 points and DaVonte Lacy added 22 for Washington State (5-4), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Motum hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left to bring WSU within 68-67.
Gary Bell Jr. made a free throw for Gonzaga, and Lacy made a layup to tie the score at 69.
That set up Pangos' game-winning drive that gave him eight points.
Anyone else want to MmmBop Kelly Olynyk in the face this morning?
Good morning and Happy Thursday, Cougs! Some game last night, huh? In case you missed it (or also missed Sean's morning post), the Cougar men's hoopers fell to 10th ranked (!) Gonzaga lastnight 71-69 in front of a rowdy crowd at Beasley Coliseum. I see you, Zzu Cru. You know it was a strange game when it...
PULLMAN – After barely surviving a 71-69 nail-biter before a raucous audience at Beasley Coliseum, the No.10-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs insisted they were not at all surprised the Cougars, who are predicted to finish 10th in the Pac-12 but instead played like a team headed to the post-season.