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               === Gonzaga remains unbeaten in WCC, downs USF ===
 
 San  Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Kelly Olynyk had 26 points, Elias Harris
 scored  17 with 13 rebounds and the fifth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs left the War
 Memorial  Gymnasium with their first win there in four years, pulling away for
 a 71-61 triumph over San Francisco.
 
 Olynyk finished 13-of-17 shooting for the Bulldogs (25-2, 12-0 WCC), who ended
 a three-game road losing streak in this series.
 
 Cole  Dickerson paced  the  Dons  (11-15, 4-9)  with  15  points. Cody  Doolin
 supplied  14  points in San Francisco's  first home loss to Gonzaga since Feb.
 14, 2009.
 
 "They  are a really good team and are physically stronger than us but our guys
 played  really hard,"  USF  head coach  Rex Walters  said.  "Size does  matter
 and physically they are a Final Four-caliber team."
 
 The  game looked to be rout as the Bulldogs raced out to a 19-4 lead with just
 over  seven minutes  played. It took a while, but San Francisco finally pulled
 even  at  45-45 on  a Dickerson  3-pointer with 10:36  remaining in the second
 half.
 
 Gonzaga,  clinging to  a one-point lead after a free throw from Mark Tollefsen
 pulled  the  hosts within  53-52, went  on a 10-0  game-sealing run. An Olynyk
 jumper capped the burst for a 63-52 advantage with 3:37 left.
 
 Gonzaga  head  coach Mark Few said  his club overcame a "very spirited" effort
 from San Francisco. "They played extremely hard," he added.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bulldogs have  won 27 of the  last 31 meetings and leads the series 46-22
 ...Gonzaga  was  the highest-ranked  team to visit  the War Memorial Gymnasium
 since  then-No. 3  Santa Clara  on Feb.  15, 1969  ... The  Dons entered  play
 leading the WCC in three-point shooting at 40.7 percent. They finished 7-of-23
 (30.4 percent) from beyond the arc.
 
 
 
 02/16 23:47:21 ET

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