Gonzaga 66, Loyola Marymount 48

Saturday, March 9, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts
Officials - Ken Ditty, Horace Shields, Deron White
Attendance - 7896

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Loyola Marymount 26 22 48
Gonzaga 27 39 66

Recap


No. 1 Gonzaga 66, Loyola Marymount 48: Elias Harris had 21 points and eight rebounds as the top-seeded Bulldogs pulled away in the second half of the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals in Las Vegas.

Kevin Pangos contributed 14 points for Gonzaga (30-2), which will play second-seeded Saint Mary’s in Monday’s final. Gonzaga leading scorer Kelly Olynyk was held to eight points, ending a streak of 26 straight games in double figures.

Anthony Ireland finished with 19 points in his final college game and Nick Stover added eight points and seven rebounds for ninth-seeded Loyola Marymount (11-23), which won one regular-season conference game before taking three straight in the tournament.

The Lions had two points and six turnovers in the first seven minutes, but came alive with a 9-0 run that put them ahead 14-9. The lead changed hands seven more times over the final 7:29 of the first half, with Gonzaga taking a 27-26 lead into the locker room.

Gonzaga finally gained separation with a 14-0 run that extended the lead to 46-31. The Lions could get no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzaga has been in every WCC tournament championship since 1998. … The Bulldogs entered the game third in the nation in field-goal percentage at 50.5. They shot 39.1 percent in the opening half before finishing at 43.5. …. The Lions were the lowest-seeded team to advance to the tournament semifinals since they did so in 1997.

Loyola Marymount Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ashley Hamilton 26:00 2-11 0-2 1-4 4 1 5 0 5 0 4 0 5
Alex Osborne 35:00 3-6 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 3 1 2 0 7
Anthony Ireland 37:00 5-12 3-6 6-6 0 6 6 2 3 2 4 0 19
Godwin Okonji 19:00 0-3 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 2
Taylor Walker 21:00 1-5 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 3 3 0 3
Nick Stover 30:00 2-7 1-5 3-4 2 5 7 1 3 1 1 1 8
Bruce English 18:00 1-4 0-2 0-1 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2
Marin Mornar 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Chase Flint 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Adam Drexler 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 201 15-49 5-20 13-19 8 19 27 6 24 9 16 1 48
  30.6% 25.0% 68.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 16

Gonzaga Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kelly Olynyk 23:00 3-10 0-0 2-2 2 6 8 4 2 0 1 0 8
Elias Harris 33:00 6-9 1-3 8-12 1 7 8 1 2 2 2 2 21
Mike Hart 24:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 2 3 0 1 0
Kevin Pangos 34:00 5-9 2-4 2-3 0 2 2 1 2 0 5 0 14
Gary Bell Jr. 31:00 2-6 2-5 2-4 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 8
Drew Barham 6:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sam Dower 14:00 3-7 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 6
David Stockton 19:00 0-3 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 0
Przemek Karnowski 8:00 1-1 0-0 3-4 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 5
Guy Landry Edi 2:00 0-0 0-0 4-4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Kyle Dranginis 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-46 5-14 21-31 11 26 37 12 18 8 13 3 66
  43.5% 35.7% 67.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 13