Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Kelly Olynyk and the top-ranked Gonzaga
Bulldogs ran the table in the West Coast Conference regular season and
fittingly cruised in its tournament title game.
Olynyk, the WCC Player of the Year and Wooden Award finalist, scored 21 points
and grabbed 12 rebounds as Gonzaga rolled past Saint Mary's, 65-51, at Orleans
Gonzaga (31-2) won all three meetings against its heated rival this season and
has won 14 in a row heading into the NCAA Tournament to strengthen its case as
the potential No. 1 overall seed.
Elias Harris chipped in 19 points for the top-seeded Bulldogs, who were
playing the second-seeded Gaels in the WCC tourney final for the fifth
Saint Mary's (27-6) won last year's showdown but shot just 36 percent from the
field on Monday to put its NCAA Tournament fate in the hands of the selection
committee. Stephen Holt carried the load offensively with 19 points, while
Matthew Dellavedova was limited to two points on 1-of-8 shooting in the loss.
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