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Gonzaga wins the WCC Tournament

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Josh Heytvelt scored 17 points, Micah Downs added 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 12 Gonzaga romped into its 11th consecutive NCAA tournament with an 83-58 victory over Saint Mary's and struggling star Patty Mills on Monday night in the West Coast Conference final.

Matt Bouldin scored 14 points for the relentless Zags (26-5), who followed up their perfect regular-season conference slate with two blowout wins in the tournament, giving them 19 victories in their last 20 games.

With Mills going 2-for-16 in his second game back from a broken hand, Saint Mary's (25-6) never threatened the Zags in a loss that endangers the Gaels' hopes for the first back-to-back NCAA tournament bids in school history.

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