Sandiegou 50
Gonzaga 81
Date of game: 2/23/2013

Recap: Gonzaga vs. San Diego

Spokane, WA (Sports Network) - Kevin Pangos had 18 points as No. 3 Gonzaga clinched the West Coast Conference regular season title with an 81-50 win over San Diego on Saturday.

Kelly Olynyk scored 14 points with nine rebounds, while Elias Harris added 12 points and five boards for the Bulldogs (27-2, 14-0 WCC), who have reeled off 10 straight wins to take the top spot in the conference.

"We had a great weekend, especially on the defensive end," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "We did an unbelievable job of sticking to our assignments."

Chris Manresa had a game-high 19 points for the Toreros (13-16, 6-8), who have dropped their past four games.

This game was in stark contrast to the Feb. 2 matchup in San Diego that saw the Bulldogs barely escape with a 65-63 victory that was capped on a Harris block in the closing moments.

Holding a 7-2 lead early, Gonzaga scored the next seven points with an Olynyk 3-pointer make it a 10-point game less than six minutes in.

San Diego was able to hang around and keep the game from getting out of hand in the first half and a Manresa layup in the final seconds made it a 37-23 lead after 20 minutes.

An 8-2 run to start the second half gave the Bulldogs a 20-point lead and a 13-0 run later in the half, which saw the Toreros go over five minutes without a point, gave the team a 67-32 advantage after a Drew Barham 3-pointer with 9 1/2 minutes left.

Gonzaga cruised to the finish line from there, leading by as many as 37 points.

Game Notes

Gonzaga leads the series, 62-21 ... The Bulldogs shot 54.5 percent and grabbed 38 rebounds, while holding the Toreros to just 35.7 percent shooting and 22 rebounds ... Gonzaga plays at Portland on Thursday.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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