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Gonzaga teams return to Spokane as champions

Gonzaga walked through the Spokane airport Tuesday with hardware in hand (Photo: KHQ) Gonzaga walked through the Spokane airport Tuesday with hardware in hand (Photo: KHQ)
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SPOKANE, Wash. - They left Spokane as winners, and came back champions.  Both the men and women from Gonzaga returned to Spokane after winning the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.

The women's team strolled into town Tuesday afternoon, hardware in hand.  It's the second time in school history they've earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  It's the fifth straight time they've won the regular season title.

The men return after handily beating Saint Mary's on Monday.  They started the game with an 8-0 run, and never looked back.  They hit nine 3-pointers to win the game 83-58.  With the win, the Gonzaga men secured a berth into the postseason tournament for the 11th-straight year.

The men's team was scheduled to return to Spokane Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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