West Virginia vs. Gonzaga 2012 recap: Zags steamroll Mountaineers 84-50

Charles Leclaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Zags handed the Mountaineers their worst opening season loss in team history.

For the longest time, neither team could hit a shot to save their life. Then Gonzaga started to hit theirs, and they kept hitting and hitting while West Virginia kept missing and missing.

In the end, Gonzaga prevailed Monday night over West Virginia 84-50 and showed that this season might be their best one yet.

Nine different Zags played 10 minutes or more, with six of them scoring in double figures led by Gary Bell Jr.'s 15 points. Guy Landry Edi added 14 points and Kevin Pangos added 13.

Meanwhile, West Virginia couldn't buy a bucket to save their life. The Mountaineers finished just 15 for 55 from the floor, good for only 27.3 percent. West Virginia shot was 3 for 26 from behind the arc. The Zags seemed to be in the same boat, opening the game only hitting 4 of their first 15 shots. But the team settled down and took a 45-18 lead into halftime.

The Zags finished shooting 52 percent from the field and went 9 for 16 from the three-point line.

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