Gonzaga downs BU
BY Associated Press
Saturday, December 29, 2012
12/29/12 at 6:32 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Pangos made seven 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead No. 13 Gonzaga past Baylor 94-87 on Friday night.
Kelly Olynyk added 21 points, Elias Harris had 17 and Gary Bell Jr. added 12 for the Bulldogs (12-1), who shot 52 percent from the field (31-of-59). Pangos went 10-for-13 and finished two points shy of his career high.
Pierre Jackson led Baylor (8-4) with 26 points, Isaiah Austin had 20 and Cory Jefferson added 13. The Bears also shot 52 percent, but attempted 21 fewer free throws than Gonzaga.
Gonzaga didn't hold a lead until 4:53 remained in the first half but never trailed after halftime.
Baylor made its first three 3-point attempts of the second half, two by Jackson, to cut the deficit to 49-44. Jackson came in as the Big 12's scoring leader, averaging 19 points and 6.3 assists.
Pangos' second 3-pointer of the second half extended Gonzaga's lead to 62-50 with 12:12 left. Pangos and Olynyk combined to score 15 straight Gonzaga points over a five-minute span.
Earlier this month, Baylor ended Kentucky's 55-game home winning streak at Rupp Arena.
Baylor was Gonzaga's fourth matchup against a Big 12 school this season. The Zags have defeated West Virginia, Oklahoma and No. 25 Kansas State. The Bulldogs travel to Stillwater on Monday to face No. 22 Oklahoma State.
Gonzaga's Elias Harris goes after a rebound during Friday's game against Baylor in Spokane, Wash. YOUNG KWAK/AP