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Kyle Wiltjer, battered in GU’s Saturday win, celebrates a second-half slam dunk.

Gonzaga roundup

Should be a fun one tonight at the Orleans Arena when Gonzaga and BYU square off for the WCC tournament championship. They split during the regular season and both teams put on a show in Monday's semifinals. Here's the S-R coverage of GU's 79-61 romp…

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Zags thump Waves, 79-61

Gonzaga put together another dominant second half, outscoring Pepperdine 44-28 en route to a 79-61 victory Monday in the WCC tournament semifinals. Byron Wesley had a season-high 25 points and Kyle Wiltjer, who injured his hip in Saturday's win, overcame a slow start to put...

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Kyle Wiltjer’s shooting line: 15 of 22 field goals, 7 of 10 3-pointers, 8 of 9 free throws for 45 points. (Associated Press)

Pangos, Wiltjer awards finalists 

It's getting closer to the national awards season and Gonzaga is well represented. Senior Kevin Pangos is one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, presented to the nation's top point guard. The others: Duke's Tyus Jones, Utah's Delon Wright, Arizona's T.J. McConnell and…

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Wiltjer game-time decision for GU-Pep

The Gonzaga men face Pepperdine at 6 p.m. Monday, and sometime in the hours leading up to the WCC tournament semifinal the Zags will determine Kyle Wiltjer's status. The junior forward is dealing with a left hip injury and will be a game-time decision. GU's…

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Zag roundup

Here's a roundup of the S-R's coverage of Gonzaga's 81-72 win over San Francisco last night: my game story, John Blanchette's column and Colin Mulvany's photos. And here's a gamer from the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Gonzaga guard Gary Bell Jr. (5) celebrates a three-pointer in the second half of a WCC men's tournament quarterfinal basketball game, Sat., March 7, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (The Spokesman-Review)

Zags beat USF to move into semis

The Zags welcomed back an old friend Saturday: Energy, fire and an edge. Gonzaga overcome some execution issues with a 19-1 spurt in the second half to navigate past San Francisco 81-72 in the WCC tournament quarterfinals. My unedited game story below.

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Video: Ernie Kent after Colorado 

ERNIE KENT I thought it was an outstanding college basketball game, I really did. What Utah and Colorado did to us the first time around, I think it shows a tremendous growth in this program because we've played everybody tough. We've won or we've been…

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