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Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski and Rem Bakamus part of five consecutive WCC champs

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is presented the championship trophy after defeating Saint Mary’s in their WCC title game, March 7, 2017, at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is presented the championship trophy after defeating Saint Mary’s in their WCC title game, March 7, 2017, at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Fifth-year seniors Przemek Karnowski and walk-on Rem Bakamus have been part of Gonzaga’s five consecutive West Coast Conference tournament championship teams after the Zags’ 74-56 win over Saint Mary’s on Tuesday.

“It feels good,” said Karnowski, who received a medical redshirt after undergoing back surgery last season. “I haven’t lost in Vegas and I won’t lose in Vegas. Going through all the teams, I came here the first year with Kelly (Olynyk), Elias (Harris), Sam (Dower), David (Stockton), Kevin (Pangos) and Gary (Bell Jr.).

“And now I’m the oldest one. We have so many new guys, transfers and freshmen. I’m so happy how they embraced being a Zag.”

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