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Gonzaga captures Old Spice title

It was easily Gonzaga's most entertaining game so far, but I expect that'll change with the challenges coming on the Bulldogs' schedule in the next six weeks. GU repelled numerous Davidson comebacks for an 81-67 victory, fueled by Kevin Pangos' five 3-pointers and tourney MVP Elias Harris' 24 points and 10 boards.

My unedited game story is below. I'll have a day-after post tomorrow, just not sure when because of an early flight and a short layover!

Day after Oklahoma

Busy day ahead so we'll get to our day-after Oklahoma post here, then put together a short preview of GU-Davidson in Sunday's Old Spice Classic championship game and a feature on the ups and downs of former Zags Austin Daye and Jeremy Pargo in the NBA. I'll post those articles later.

The links: My game story from GU's 72-47 win last night, recap by the Daily Oklahoman and A.P.

Read on.

GU crushes Sooners in Old Spice semifinals

Gonzaga manhandled Oklahoma 72-47 on Friday to advance to the Old Spice Classic championship game. Elias Harris had 18 points, 14 in the second half and the Bulldogs worked over OU on the boards, 51-24.

The Bulldogs will face Davidson on Sunday.

Here's a link to my game story.

Day after Clemson

Back with a day-after post following the Zags' grind-it-out 57-49 victory over Clemson at the Old Spice Classic. Next up is Oklahoma, which was stout defensively in a 68-61 win over UTEP and showed more polish offensively than Clemson.

There were times when it was as hard for Gonzaga to score as it was for ex-Zag Jeremy Pargo to get into the locker room for a post-game address to the team. (He had a pass, but it took a brief meeting of arena security before Pargo was allowed to see the team.).

Here are the links: S-R game story, A.P. gamer and Orlando Sentinel first-day wrap-up (quotes Huggins about possible GU-West Virginia rematch. Huggins, by the way, wouldn't allow his players to wear WVU practice gear following the 84-50 loss to Gonzaga last week). Football is king in Oklahoma and the Sooners have a date with Oklahoma State on Saturday, so no byline story from the Daily Oklahoman.

More below.

Stockton, Olynyk help GU past Clemson

Gonzaga remained unbeaten by grinding out a 57-49 win over Clemson on Thursday at the Old Spice Classic. David Stockton had a big second half with six assists.Kelly Olynyk, in his first action of the season, had his first two shots rejected, but he responded by contributing 13 points, three boards a steal and a block.

Elias Harris added 13 points, nine boards and four assists for the Bulldogs, who shot 33.3 percent in the first half and 70 percent in the second. Check back tomorrow morning for a day-after post.

Here's a link to my game story..

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