Well, Drexel is probably kind of mad! The West Virginia Mountaineers looked like a bubble team whose bubble should have burst on Thursday night. In front of a favorable crowd, against a team that had to travel from Washington and over four time zones, the Mountaineers were completely outclassed. The Gonzaga Bulldogs were the better team from whistle to whistle, and they're moving on with a 77-54 win.
WVU's 33 percent shooting performance represents an improvement from the first half to the second half; they were shooting 23 percent at the break. Though they shot the ball a little better, they didn't exactly up their game on defense, allowing Gonzaga to score just as easily in the second half as they did in the first. Three Zags scored in double figures off the bench and the team shot 56 percent from the floor, which included a 9-of-17 shooting performance from behind the arc.
Gonzaga moves on to face the winner of the late game between Ohio State and Loyola.
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