West Coast Conference Tournament Recaps
(Monday, March 11th)
Final Score: (1) Gonzaga 65, Saint Mary's 51
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Kelly Olynyk and the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs ran the table in the West Coast Conference regular season and fittingly cruised in its tournament title game.
Olynyk, the WCC Player of the Year and Wooden Award finalist, scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Gonzaga rolled past Saint Mary's, 65-51, at Orleans Arena.
Gonzaga (31-2) won all three meetings against its heated rival this season and has won 14 in a row heading into the NCAA Tournament to strengthen its case as the potential No. 1 overall seed.
Elias Harris chipped in 19 points for the top-seeded Bulldogs, who were playing the second-seeded Gaels in the WCC tourney final for the fifth straight year.
Saint Mary's (27-6) won last year's showdown but shot just 36 percent from the field on Monday to put its NCAA Tournament fate in the hands of the selection committee. Stephen Holt carried the load offensively with 19 points, while Matthew Dellavedova was limited to two points on 1-of-8 shooting in the loss.
03/11 23:17:53 ET