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Gonzaga, with an assist from Pepperdine, wins WCC

BULLDOGS, 74-64

Micah Downs came through and so did the Pepperdine Waves. Thanks to those two performances - Downs had a career-high 20 points in GU’s win and the Waves defeated Santa Clara 89-82 in overtime - Gonzaga is the West Coast Conference regular-season champion and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming WCC tournament.

You can read the game story here.

My quick thoughts on the night’s events? This team may not be a top-10 caliber one like last year’s but it sure is entertaining. This isn’t a team that is going to slide by anyone without effort and that’s what makes it so interesting.

And, now thanks to Pepperdine, it is the solo West Coast Conference champion, a title that looked so out-of-reach just a week ago. Interesting, huh?

For more on the Zags, check Steve Bergum’s blog.


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