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Gonzaga Wins Rubber Match w/Gaels

Gonzaga center Robert Sacre grabs Head Coach Mark Few and carries him to the rest of the team after the Zags beat Saint Marys for the WCC Tournament Championship Monday March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga center Robert Sacre grabs Head Coach Mark Few and carries him to the rest of the team after the Zags beat Saint Marys for the WCC Tournament Championship Monday March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga center Robert Sacre grabs Head Coach Mark Few and carries him to the rest of the team after the Zags beat Saint Marys for the WCC Tournament Championship Monday in Las Vegas. (SR photo: Christopher Anderson)

Gonzaga is going to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th straight season. The second-seeded Bulldogs broke from a 53-tie with an eight-point spurt, then added another 6-0 run to finish off a 75-63 victory over top-seeded Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament championship game Monday at the Orleans Arena. Gonzaga (24-9) earns the conference’s automatic bid and will learn its first-round assignment Sunday. Saint Mary’s (24-8), which defeated Gonzaga in last year’s title game, will have to wait until Selection Sunday to find out if its makes the NCAA field. Sam Dower’s basket started GU’s 8-0 run and Steven Gray finished it with a pair of free throws, giving Gonzaga its biggest lead, 61-53/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. And boxscore.

Question: Anyone out there who still doesn't think Mark Few can coach?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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