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SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2012, 10:38 P.M.

GU Stops San Diego, St. Mary’s Wins Title

Gonzaga's Guy Landry Edi, left, passes around San Diego's Dennis Kramer, right, and John Sinis, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in San Diego. Gonzaga won 65-57. (Gregory Bull / Associated Press)
Gonzaga's Guy Landry Edi, left, passes around San Diego's Dennis Kramer, right, and John Sinis, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in San Diego. Gonzaga won 65-57. (Gregory Bull / Associated Press)

Guy Landry Edi scored 13 points and Gonzaga kept its hopes alive for a share of its 12th straight West Coast Conference regular-season title by defeating San Diego 65-57 Saturday.The Bulldogs (23-5, 13-3) can tie St. Mary's (Calif.) for the league crown if the Gaels (13-2) lose to San Francisco in a late game Saturday night.Robert Sacre and Kevin Pangos added 11 points each for the Bulldogs, who pulled ahead 59-57 on a jumper by Sacre with 1:51 remaining and closed the game on an 8-0 run. Elias Harris had 12 rebounds for Gonzaga/AP. Story & boxscore here.

St. Mary's 67, San Francisco 60: Rob Jones had 14 points and 14 rebounds, Clint Steindl added 16 points and Saint Mary's beat San Francisco 67-60 on Saturday night to clinch the Gaels' first outright conference title in 23 years. Story here.

Question: Despite the end of Gonzaga's WCC title streak, do you enjoy watching a conference that's more competitive than ever?




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