Gonzaga races by listless West Virginia 77-54

WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Published:

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Robert Sacre and Gary Bell Jr. scored 14 points apiece as Gonzaga routed West Virginia 77-54 on Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Kevin Pangos added 13 points and five assists for the seventh-seeded Bulldogs (26-6), who will play Ohio State or Loyola (Md.) in the third round on Saturday.

Gary Browne led the Mountaineers (19-14) with 15 points off the bench and Kevin Jones scored 13 in his final game for West Virginia, which endured its worst postseason defeat in 28 years despite a decided home-court advantage.

Gonzaga never let the crowd get into it. The Bulldogs took control during a 13-0 run midway through the first half and cruised, shooting 56 percent from the floor while harassing the 10th-seeded Mountaineers into tough shots all night.