No. 10 Gonzaga beats Washington State 71-69

No. 10 Gonzaga beats Washington State 71-69
December 6, 2012, 1:27 am
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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos, right, knocks the ball away from Washington State guard Royce Woolridge (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)


PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) 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.