Killian Tillie continued his scoring clinic as the sophomore forward scored a team-high 22 points to lead top-seeded Gonzaga to a 74-54 rout of BYU in the WCC Tournament championship game on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.
Gonzaga won the conference title in 2017 and now has eight WCC championships. The Bulldogs, who only lost once to a WCC opponent this season, secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s tournament by winning their fourth title in six years.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Johnathan Williams earned United States Basketball Writers Association District IX honors.
BYU’s Elijah Bryant has had mixed results against the Zags in two previous matchups.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have just one more team standing in the way of their eighth West Coast Conference championship in program history.
But on Killian Tillie’s 20th birthday here at the Orleans Arena, he did become very much eligible for the Most Outstanding Player award at the West Coast Conference basketball tournament, unless perhaps Brigham Young beats the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Tuesday’s championship game.
Yoeli Childs scored a career-high 33 points, Elijah Bryant chipped in 25 and third-seeded BYU beat second-seeded Saint Mary’s 85-72 Monday night in a WCC semifinal game at Orleans Arena.
If the Gonzaga Bulldogs needed an extra man on the sidelines, Thayne McCulloh is ready to step in.
Junior point guard Josh Perkins ended his dunking dry spell Monday in his 111th career game as a Zag. Or did he?
Don’t accuse Josh Perkins of being a ball hog. “I’m not a selfish guy,” he said.