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Gonzaga defeats San Francisco 81-72 in WCC quarterfinal

No. 1 Gonzaga defeats No. 8 San Francisco 81-72 in a quarterfinal game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for the West Coast Conference tournament.


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During a rebound, Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) gets an arm to the face from San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (23) in the first half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal game.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) shoots as San Francisco guard Devin Watson (21) tries to block in the first half.


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Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) grabs the rebound from San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen, left, and San Francisco guard Matt Glover (5) in the first half.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) grabs the rebound over San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (23) in the first half.


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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos (4) heads to the basket as San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (23) defends in the first half.


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Gonzaga cheerleader Lauren Brown holds tiny Zags fans Sami, age 2, and and sister Ashley Wiley, 7 months, before the game with San Francisco.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) lines up a shot as San Francisco guard Tim Derksen (32) and forward Kruize Pinkins (15) defend in the first half.


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Gonzaga guard Byron Wesley (22) heads to the basket over San Francisco guard Matt Glover (5) in the first half.


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San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (23) gets a hand on the ball as Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) ball takes a shot in the first half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal game.


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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) dribbles the ball in the first half.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) and San Francisco guard Matt Glover (5) tangle up over a loose ball in the first half.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) looks to the basket as San Francisco forward Kruize Pinkins (15) defends in the first half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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San Francisco forward Matt Christiansen (3) grabs the rebound in the first half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos (4) takes a shot in the first half.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) defends against a shot by San Francisco forward Kruize Pinkins (15) in the first half.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) heads to the basket over San Francisco forward Kruize Pinkins (15) and San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (behind) in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) tries to get the crowd into the game in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) injured his hip and did not finish the game in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Leaving the court with a hip injury, Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) receives encouragement from teammate Domantas Sabonis (11) in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) defends San Francisco center Mark Tollefsen (23) in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos (4) chases a loose ball in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) breaks through double-team coverage of San Francisco guard Corey Hilliard, left, and guard Matt Glover, right, in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few talks to players on the court in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) looks to the basket as San Francisco forward Matt Christiansen (3) defends in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) is fouled by San Francisco forward Matt Christiansen (3) in the second half.


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Gonzaga guard Kyle Dranginis (3) celebrates a three-pointer in the second half.


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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) looks for a way around the defense of San Francisco guard Chris Adams (10) in the second half.


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Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) dunks the ball in the second half.


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Gonzaga mascot Spike performs a dance during a timeout in the second half.


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Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis (11) scores over the back of San Francisco guard Tim Derksen (32) in the second half.


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San Francisco forward Kruize Pinkins (15) fouls Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) in the second half.


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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5), guard Byron Wesley (22), forward Angel Nunez (2), and guard Kyle Dranginis (3) head to the Gonzaga side of the court for a free throw late in the second half.


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Left to right: As the final seconds of the game tick down, Gonzaga starters center Przemek Karnowski (24), guard Kevin Pangos (4), forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) get ready to celebrate the Bulldogs 81-72 win over San Francisco.


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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) celebrates a three-pointer in the second half of a WCC men’s tournament quarterfinal basketball game.

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