PULLMAN, Wash. - 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 fell completely apart early in the second half when Gonzaga scored 15 straight points.
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.
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