No. 19 Gonzaga cruises past West Virginia

2:38 AM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Gary Bell, Jr. buried three 3-pointers en route to a game-high 15 points on Monday night, as No. 19 Gonzaga cruised to an 84-50 triumph over West Virginia at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Guy Landry Edi followed with 14 points, while Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris added 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Bulldogs (2-0), who were coming off a 38-point victory over Southern Utah in their season opener on Friday.

Aaric Murray paced the Mountaineers with 14 points and Jabarie Hinds added nine points for West Virginia (0-1), which has lost back-to-back games to Gonzaga after falling to the Bulldogs in the second round of last year's NCAA tournament.

West Virginia held a 2-1 lead on a Murray layup 90 seconds into the game, but the Bulldogs scored the next 16 points and never looked back.

The lead touched 22 later in the first half on Bell's 3-pointer and peaked at 27 thanks to another Bell triple with 37 seconds remaining to send Gonzaga into the locker room holding a 45-18 advantage.

West Virginia ripped off a 12-3 run early in the second half to pull within 50-32, but Harris answered with a trey at the other end to spark a 7-0 run and press Gonzaga's advantage to 25.

The Bulldogs' lead never dipped below 20 the rest of the way as they cruised to the double-digit victory.

Game Notes

Gonzaga shot 52 percent from the field and held West Virginia to just 27.3 percent shooting ... The Bulldogs went 9-of-16 from 3-point range, while the Mountaineers shot just 3-of-26 from beyond the arc ... Michael Hart added 10 points off the bench for Gonzaga.

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