COL BKB: Gonzaga 69, Oklahoma State 68

Dec. 31, 2012 at 9:07 PM   |   0 comments

STILLWATER, Okla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Gary Bell Jr. hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 37 seconds remaining in the game Monday, boosting 10th-ranked Gonzaga over Oklahoma State 69-68.

Bell's key basket gave him eight points for the game while Kevin Pangos netted 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting and distributed five assists for the Bulldogs (13-1).

Kelly Olynyk finished with 21 points and nine rebounds as Gonzaga notched its fourth straight win since a Dec. 8 loss to Illinois.

Oklahoma State (10-2) fell despite 23 points and six assists from freshman Marcus Smart.

Markel Brown (16 points) and Phil Forte (15) also turned in good performances in the Cowboys' loss, which broke a five-game winning streak.

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