No. 19 Gonzaga whips West Virginia
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gary Bell Jr. scored 15 points ,and No. 19 Gonzaga crushed West Virginia, 84-50, on Monday night.
Guy Landry Edi added 14 points for Gonzaga (2-0), which shut down the Mountaineers' shooters. Kevin Pangos scored 13 points, and Elias Harris chipped in 11 for the Zags.
Aaric Murray led West Virginia (0-1) with 14 points, and Jabari Hinds added nine.
The Mountaineers shot just 27 percent from the field and never got their offense untracked. They were 3 of 26 from 3-point range.
Gonzaga made only 4 of its first 15 shots but led, 15-2, after eight minutes as West Virginia missed 9 of its first 10 shots. Sam Dower's stuff made the score 21-6.
Gonzaga led, 45-18, at halftime, thanks to 51 percent shooting that included 6 of 11 3-pointers.
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