GU vs. Portland (March 2)

March 2, 2013 4:57 p.m.  •  0 comments

Elias Harris had 20 points and nine rebounds as No. 2 Gonzaga beat Portland 81-52 on Saturday to stake a claim to its first-ever No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press’ Top 25.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris is introduced to the crowd on senior night.

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Gonzaga players gather at center court as Kelly Olynyk dances before playing Portland.

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Gonzaga students cheer on seniors Elias Harris and Mike Hart before the start of the Portland game.

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Gozaga’s Mike Hart steals the ball from Portland’s Bryce Pressley in the first half.

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Gonzaga’s David Stockton knocks the ball away from Portland’s Derrick Rodgers in the first half.

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Gonzaga coaches, from left, Donnie Daniels, Tommy Lloyd, Mark Few and Ray Giacoletti keep the Zags focused during the Portland game.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris slaps the ball from Portland’s Tanner Riley.

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Gonzaga’s Sam Dower battles the Portland defense for a rebound in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Kelly Olynyk is hacked by Portland’s Korey Thieleke in the second half.

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Gonzaga’s Guy Landry Edi soars for an atempted dunk shot against Portland in the second half. He missed the shot but was fouled and went to the free throw line.

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Gonzaga’s Elias Harris is welcomed to the bench for the final time on their home court by coach Mark Few on senior night.

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Gonzaga senior Guy Landry Edi (10) fires up the crowd and teammates, including seniors Mike Hart (30) and Elias Harris during a post-game ceremony for the team members play their last game in front of the home crowd.

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Gonzaga student show their love for senior Mike Hart during a post-game ceremony for the team members playing their last game in front of the home crowd.

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Gonzaga hoists the West Coast Conference Championship Trophy after defeating Portland.

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Gonzaga enjoys the spoils of victory after the Portland game by cutting downt the nets to celebrate winning the West Coast Championship.

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Gonzaga’s Drew Barham dances at center court after the Zags defeated Portland.

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With championship banners hanging from the rafters and the net around his neck, Gonzaga senior Elias Harris walks off the home court for the last time after the Zags defeated Portland, March 2, 2013, in Spokane, Wash.

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