Gonzaga's Kevin Pangos, of Canada, center, shoots while covered by Loyola Marymount's Nick Stover, left, and Alex Osborne, right, during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game tonight in Las Vegas. Gonzaga defeated Loyola Marymount 66-48. On Monday, Gonzaga will play the Saint Mary's for the WCC tournament title. Saint Mary's beat San Diego 69-66 in overtime to advance to the title game. ESPN box score here. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Elias Harris had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead No. 1 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount 66-48 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the West Coast conference tournament. Bidding for a top seed in the NCAAs, the Bulldogs (30-2) advanced to play for the league championship Monday night against the winner of Saturday’s late semifinal between Saint Mary’s and San Diego. Challenged in the first half by a team that went 1-15 in WCC play this season, Gonzaga turned up the defensive intensity and opened the second half on a 19-5 run to seize momentum/Associated Press. More here.
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