Zags beat Cougs in thriller, 71-69

Published On: Dec 06 2012 12:22:16 AM PST   Updated On: Dec 06 2012 01:03:00 AM PST
Kevin Pangos post-WSU

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.