MORAGA, Calif — Elias Harris scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and No. 17 Gonzaga held off a late rally by Saint Mary’s to win its fifth straight in the West Coast Conference rivalry with an 89-82 victory Thursday night.
Matt Bouldin added 22 points and Steven Gray had 14 points, 14 rebounds and six assists as the Zags (13-3, 2-0) extended their overall winning streak to five and snapped a five-game winning streak by Saint Mary’s (15-3, 2-1).
Omar Samhan’s layin with 58.5 seconds left cut Gonzaga’s lead to 84-80. Bouldin missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 44 seconds left but Jorden Page then missed a 3-pointer at the other end. Bouldin converted two free throws with 26.2 to go and two more with 4.3 seconds left.
Samhan scored his team’s first 11 points of the second half and finished with 31 and 12 rebounds.
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