The Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-6) cruised to a 77-54 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers (19-14) on Thursday night. Mark Few's squad sprinted to a 40-22 halftime lead and stayed in control throughout the second half of the East Region game.
Four Gonzaga players scored in double digits with center Robert Sacre and guard Gary Bell Jr. both scoring 14 points a piece. West Virginia failed to answer the Bulldogs' hot shooting from the outside. Gonzaga shot nine-for-17 from beyond the arc and 56 percent from the field.
Mountaineer forward leading scorer Kevin Jones was held to 13 points by the Gonzaga defense, seven points below his season average of 20.
The Bulldogs will face the winner of the Thursday night game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 15 Loyola (MD).