Men's College Basketball
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                 === Bell and Gonzaga dominate Saint Mary's ===
 Moraga,  CA (Sports  Network) - Gary Bell, Jr. buried four 3-pointers en route
 to  a team-high 20 points on Thursday, as No. 5 Gonzaga earned a 77-60 victory
 over Saint Mary's at McKeon Pavilion.
 Kevin  Pangos  followed with  18 points  to go with  six rebounds, while Kelly
 Olynyk  netted 17 points and grabbed seven boards for the Bulldogs (24-2, 11-0
 WCC), who have won seven straight.
 "It's  a win in  February," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of the significance of
 the win. "If you look across college basketball those are hard to come by, and
 they're especially hard to come by on the road."
 Matthew  Dellavedova  scored a game-high 22  points to go with six assists and
 Stephen  Holt added  17 points and six  boards for the Gaels (21-5, 10-2), who
 had won nine straight since suffering their lone conference loss of the season
 at Gonzaga on Jan. 10.
 Nineteen  of  Dellavedova's 22  points came  in the first  half, as the senior
 sharp  shooter  knocked down three 3-pointers  in a late 16-4 St. Mary's surge
 that helped the Gaels take a 33-32 lead into the locker room.
 It was all Gonzaga in the second half, as Bell opened the stanza with a triple
 to spark a 20-4 surge that Olynyk capped with a trey of his own to provide the
 Bulldogs with a 52-37 cushion just over five minutes into the final frame.
 The  margin was 12,  56-44, just past the midpoint of the second before a Beau
 Levesque  triple sparked  an 8-0 sprint that Dellavedova capped with a trey --
 his  only  bucket of the  half --  to bring the  Gaels within 56-52 with under
 seven minutes left.
 St.  Mary's  would get no closer,  though, as Drew Barham's 3-pointer from the
 right  corner  quelled the Gaels'  run and sent the  Bulldogs on 10-2 swing to
 push the margin back to 12, 66-54, with just over three minutes remaining.
 Gonzaga  was able to cruise from there, never allowing the Gaels to get closer
 than nine the rest of the way en route to the victory.
 "You  spot them 10,  and you're digging your way out from there," Saint Mary's
 coach  Randy Bennett said. "I actually thought we played pretty well for a lot
 of that game. They played very well, and they had guys who hit shots."
 Early  on, the  Bulldogs led for much of  the first half and held a 26-17 lead
 after Olynyk knocked down a triple with just under six minutes to play.
 Dellavedova answered with a 3-pointer of his own at the other end to spark the
 Gaels'  16-4 run  before  Pangos connected  on  two free  throws  to send  the
 Bulldogs into the break facing a one-point deficit.
                                   Game Notes
 Gonzaga  owns a 56-27  lead in the all-time series ... The Zags and Gaels have
 combined  to win  every WCC regular-season championship since 2001 ... Gonzaga
 shot  50 percent from  the field, including a 9-of-17 mark from long range ...
 The  Bulldogs  hit 20-of-24 free throws,  while the Gaels connected on just 2-
 of-5 from the charity stripe.
 02/15 02:30:26 ET

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