THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE THREAD

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    It was every front-runner's nightmare.

    Top-seeded Gonzaga ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn't playing like one, a crowd itching for an upset and the very real prospect of making history in a most embarrassing way.

    Somehow, the Zags maneuvered their way out of that mess Thursday with a 64-58 win over Southern University, but not before they provided plenty of fodder for all those who wondered whether that small school from the small conference really belonged at the top of the West Region bracket.
     
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    Santa Clara edges George Mason for CBI title

    Kevin Foster had 24 points, Marc Trasolini had 20 points and Evan Roquemore added 19 points and Santa Clara defeated George Mason 80-77 to win the College Basketball Invitational Finals in three games on Friday night.
     
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    Top-ranked Gonzaga throttles Saint Mary's to claim WCC crown

    Not long after top-ranked Gonzaga received the West Coast Conference tournament trophy, an arena full of Zags fans started a chant of No. 1!

    Big, deep, athletic, tough-minded, not to mention dominating and willing to play defense -- it'd be hard to argue against them.

    Kelly Olynyk had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Gonzaga bolstered its case for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament by routing Saint Mary's 65-51 in the West Coast Conference final Monday night.
     
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    NCAA won't sanction San Diego

    The NCAA has accepted USD's submission of a secondary violation in the Brandon Johnson game-fixing case and will not impose sanctions against the school or its basketball program.

    The NCAA said Tuesday that it found no improper conduct by any member of the university's staff or any other athletes.

    Johnson and nine others were charged in federal court with running a sports betting business to fix West Coast Conference games.

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    Josh Perkins commits to Gonzaga

    Class of 2014 point guard Josh Perkins committed to Gonzaga on Saturday.

    Perkins, who is No. 24 in the ESPN 100 and the No. 6 point guard in the nation, chose the Bulldogs over UCLA and Minnesota. He joins shooting guard Silas Melson (Portland, Ore./Jefferson) in Gonzaga's 2014 class.
     
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    No. 15 Gonzaga tops Bryant 100-76 in season opener

    Sam Dower spent the last few seasons backing up star Kelly Olynyk.

    Now the 6-foot-9 senior knows its his time to shine for the 15th-ranked Bulldogs.

    Dower had 21 points and 17 rebounds in Gonzaga's season-opening 100-76 win over Bryant on Saturday night. It was his second career double-double. The victory, before a sellout crowd of 6,000, was Gonzaga's 10th consecutive in a McCarthey Athletic Center season opener.
     
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    No. 13 Gonzaga beats Washington State 90-74

    Gonzaga has plenty of options this season, and many of them were on display Thursday night.

    Kevin Pangos scored 27 points and Drew Barham added 17 to lead the 13th-ranked Bulldogs to a 90-74 victory over Washington State.

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    Gonzaga notches easy win over Chaminade at Maui Invitational

    No. 11 Gonzaga relieved the frustrations of its first loss with its highest-scoring game of the year.

    Sam Dower Jr.. and Gerard Coleman scored 19 points each as the Bulldogs cruised to an easy 113-81 win over Division II Chaminade on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational.

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    No. 11 Gonzaga beats Arkansas in Maui tourney

    Kevin Pangos and No. 11 Gonzaga got back on track after stumbling at the start of their trip to Hawaii.

    Pangos scored 34 points and the Bulldogs easily beat Arkansas 91-81 on Wednesday to win their final two games at the Maui Invitational following a first-round defeat.

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    Bell leads No. 11 Gonzaga past Coppin St 86-51

    If the first three weeks of the college basketball season revealed anything about the Gonzaga Bulldogs, it's that they won't struggle to score.

    But allowing 82 points a game in three days at the Maui Invitational allowed coach Mark Few to turn the No. 11 Bulldogs' 86-51 romp over Coppin State on Sunday night into a lesson on rebounding and defense.

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    No. 19 Gonzaga beats New Mexico St. 80-68

    Gonzaga forward Sam Dower Jr. was missing his outside shots in the first half, and the No. 19 Bulldogs were having difficulty staying ahead of New Mexico State.

    Dower switched his focus to the inside in the second half, and Gonzaga pulled away for an 80-68 victory on Saturday.

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    No. 20 Gonzaga overcomes late deficit vs. WVU to win 5th straight

    Center Przemek Karnowski's height advantage helped No. 20 Gonzaga overcome its worst shooting performance of the season.

    The sophomore scored a season-high 19 points, Kevin Pangos added 18 and the Bulldogs came from 10 points down to beat West Virginia 80-76 on Tuesday night.

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    Bell leads No. 20 Gonzaga past South Alabama 68-59

    Gonzaga was close to perfect for 10 minutes. It was attacking on offense and causing havoc defensively.

    And then Mark Few's team slowly became passive, and South Alabama made the 20th-ranked Bulldogs scrap for a 68-59 victory on Saturday night at Seattle's KeyArena.

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    Stockton lifts No. 24 Gonzaga past Santa Clara

    Gonzaga was struggling with injuries and facing a Santa Clara team up for the challenge in the teams' West Coast Conference opener Saturday night.

    So David Stockton took over and led the Bulldogs to a big win.

    "We have to step up," the senior guard said after scoring a career-high 21 points in the Zags' 74-60 win over the Broncos. "We have to hold the fort until they get back."

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    Gary Bell Jr. has broken hand

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    Gonzaga will be without starters Gary Bell Jr. and Sam Dower for Monday night's WCC game against San Francisco.

    Dower missed the league-opening win against Santa Clara on Saturday due to a back injury. Zags coach Mark Few announced on his radio show Monday that Bell suffered a broken hand in the victory and will be out four to six weeks.

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    Drew Barham drains 3's, lifts short-handed Gonzaga

    With two of Gonzaga's starters out with injuries, and a third battling a foot issue, the stage was set for an upset by San Francisco. It didn't happen.

    Drew Barham scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, as No. 24 Gonzaga beat San Francisco 69-41 on Monday night.

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    No. 24 Gonzaga beats Saint Mary's 73-51

    While he was growing up in Poland, 7-foot-1 Przemek Karnowski played in youth basketball games where he blocked 10 shots.

    So it was no big deal that he blocked seven shots in leading No. 24 Gonzaga to a 73-51 victory over archrival Saint Mary's on Thursday night.

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    Drew Barham and Kevin Pangos score 16 as Gonzaga beats Pacific

    Gonzaga was so good offensively that even coach Mark Few was impressed.

    Drew Barham and Kevin Pangos scored 16 points apiece, and No. 24 Gonzaga shot 69 percent in an 86-64 victory over Pacific on Saturday night.

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    Bryce Pressley, Portland upend No. 22 Zags to end 20-game series skid

    Portland guard Bryce Pressley figures he started losing his voice at some point during the second half against Gonzaga.

    Pressley's voice was totally gone by the raucous postgame celebration after Portland beat the No. 22 Bulldogs 82-73 on Thursday night.

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    No. 23 Gonzaga holds on despite second-half drought

    Gonzaga coach Mark Few was surprisingly calm after the 23rd-ranked Zags lost all of a 22-point lead and then held on to beat Portland 71-66 on Wednesday night in what could have been the Pilots' second win over his team this season.

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