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March 8, 2010 in Sports
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The Gonzaga bench cheers as the Bulldogs pull away from Pepperdine to win the West Coast Conference championship Monday, March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Heather Bowman cuts down the net as the Gonzaga women celebrate beating Pepperdine 76-48 to win the West Coast Conference championship Monday March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Gonzaga’s Heather Bowman wears a net after the Bulldogs beat Pepperdine Monday, March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The West Coast Conference tournament championship title capped a perfect run through the season.

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The Gonzaga women’s basketball team celebrates a perfect run through the West Coast Conference season, two wins in the league tournament and the championship trophy Monday March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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The Gonzaga women’s team poses with championship hats and shirts after beating Pepperdine in the final game of the West Coast Conference tournament Monday, March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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The Gonzaga women pose with the West Coast Conference championship trophy after beating Pepperdine 76-48 Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga fights through a hand check by Lauren Bell of Pepperdine during the first half of their West Coast Conference championship game Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Kayla Standish of Gonzaga is fouled as she tries to shoot after an offensive rebound against Pepperdine during their West Coast Conference championship game Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Heather Bowman, left, and Vivian Frieson head to the Gonzaga bench after Pepperdine calls a timeout in the second half of their West Coast Conference championship game Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Tiffanie Shives dives into a loose ball scrum during the second half of the West Coast Conference championship game against Pepperdine on Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Kayla Standish, left, and Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga, right, team up to stop Lauren Bell of Pepperdine during the West Coast Conference championship game Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga takes an elbow to the head as she tries to drive against Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference championship game Monday, March 8, 2010, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

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Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga drives and scores against Pepperdine during the first half of their West Coast Conference championship game Monday March 8, 2010, in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Vandersloot was named the tournament MVP.

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Kelly Bowen of Gonzaga, right, runs into a screen while defending Pepperdine’s #22 Shay Cooney-Williams. Gonzaga beat the Waves 76-48 on Monday, March 8, 2010, to win the West Coast Conference championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.