WCC final: Gonzaga men vs. BYU

March 11, 2014 9:22 p.m.  •  1 comment

Senior Sam Dower Jr. scored 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Gonzaga (28-6) to a 75-64 win over Brigham Young in the West Coast Conference championship game at the Orleans on Tuesday.

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David Stockton, left, and Angel Nunez bump together during player introductions before the game with BYU , Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell, Jr. , left, and Gonzaga Bulldogs guard/forward Drew Barham (43) squeeze Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth (5) as he tries to make a shot during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga’s Angel Nunez, center, stumbles as he tries to break though the defense of Brigham Young Cougars forward Nate Austin (33) and Brigham Young Cougars guard Frank Bartley IV (24) during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth, left and Brigham Young Cougars guard Frank Bartley IV (24) compete for a rebound with Gonzaga’s Angel Nunez (2) during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga’s Drew Barham (43) knocks the ball from BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth during a rebound attempt the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard David Stockton (11) heads to the basket as Brigham Young Cougars guard Anson Winder (20) defends during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski (24) takes a shot as Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (00) defends during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Kyle Dranginis (3) grabs a rebound away from Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika, in back, during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward/center Sam Dower (35) drives to the basket as Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (00) defends during the first half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell, Jr. (5) takes a shot as Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws (3) defends during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard/forward Drew Barham (43) takes a shot during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward/center Sam Dower (35) looks the the basket as Brigham Young Cougars guard Matt Carlino (2) defends from behind during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga’s Sam Dower slam ducks the ball during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell, Jr. (5) reaches for a rebound behind Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (00) during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Kevin Pangos (4) grabs a loose ball from Brigham Young Cougars guard Matt Carlino, left, and Brigham Young Cougars guard Anson Winder (20) during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga fans will in a free throw during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Kevin Pangos (4) defends against a shot by Brigham Young Cougars guard Frank Bartley IV (24) during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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After hurting his right knee, Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth (5) is led off the court during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Bulldogs head off court during an injury timeout. Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth (5) was helped to the locker room after hurting his right knee. He did not return to play in the game.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell, Jr. (5) shoots a jumper during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward/center Sam Dower (35) takes shot over Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (00) during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Gary Bell, Jr. (5) looks for a passing lane during the second half of a West Coast Conference tournament championship NCAA men’s college basketball game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Bulldog celebrate their 75-64 win over BYU, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs Sam Dower (35) was all smiles after winning MVP of the Bulldog game against BYU, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs forward/center Sam Dower, far right, is congratulated by teammates after winning MVP in the Bulldog 5-64 win over BYU , Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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During the awards ceremony, Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few hands the WCC championship trophy to his players.

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs pose for a group photo after wining the WCC Championship game against BYUd, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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