Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s (Jan. 10)

January 10, 2013 10:31 p.m.  •  0 comments

It was a blowout for the first 25 minutes and a dogfight for the last 15. Gonzaga wheezed to the finish line, but Kelly Olynyk scored nine of his 31 points and Kevin Pangos had seven of his 22 in crunch time as the Bulldogs held on for an 83-78 victory over rival Saint Mary’s in front of 6,000 Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk works his way around Saint Mary’s Brad Waldow in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Head coach Mark Few calls in a play against Saint Mary’s in the second half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Saint Mary’s head coach Randy Bennett does not see much inspiration in the first half scoreboard, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) shoots over Saint Mary’s Mitchell Young (3) in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr. heads for the basket in the first half of the Bulldogs game against Saint Mary’s, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos (4) heads to the basket in the first half, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk (13) performs a slam dunk against Saint Mary’s in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Michael Hart (30) and Saint Mary’s Stephen Holt (14) compete for a rebound in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski tries to get a hand on the ball held by Saint Mary’s Kyle Rowley in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Saint Mary’s Mitchell Young (3) grabs a rebound over Gonzaga’s Elias Harris (20) in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk’s hair flies as he looks for a passing lane against Saint Mary’s in the first half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s student section taunts Saint Mary’s key player Matthew Dellavedova during the game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos heads to the basket in the first half, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s teams scramble for a loose ball during the second half, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk defends as Saint Mary’s Brad Waldow takes a shot under the basket during the second half, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk gets his hand on the ball as Saint Mary’s Mitchell Young grabs the rebound during the second half, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton (11) grabs a rebound against Saint Mary’s in the second half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk scores late in the second half above Saint Mary’s Matthew Dellavedova (4) and Kyle Rowley (5) in the second half of their men’s college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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Gonzaga’s celebrates their 83-78 win over Saint Mary’s Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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