Cougars Falter Under Second Half Zag Flurry
Dec. 10, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Josh Heytvelt scored 22 points and No. 4 Gonzaga broke open a close game in the second half and went on to a 74-52 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.
Austin Daye added 14 points and Jeremy Pargo had 11 for the Bulldogs (7-0) ended a two-game losing streak to their regional rival.
Washington State (6-3) was in the game in the first half, when it managed to impose its slowdown style of play. But the Cougars succumbed to a 15-0 run that put the game out of reach.
All three of Washington State's losses have been to ranked teams, including Pittsburgh and Baylor. The Cougars fell to 1-73 all-time against top 5 teams, beating Oregon State in 1980.