Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/6/12
Bulldogs Lose in WCC Final 78-74 Around 1 p.m. Kevin Pangos tweeted that he was going to shoot around before the Gonzaga Bulldogs‘ West Coast Conference final against Saint Mary’s. Maybe next time he will let his followers know where Elias Harris is headed. After Pangos’ 30-point semifinal performance, Harris reminded the West Coast Conference faithful why he has been one of the best players in the conference for three years. The 6’7″ junior from Speyer, Germany had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the loss. Despite the fact that the Bulldogs were all but ensured an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga came into the final looking for blood against the Gaels. The West Coast Conference final was a rubber match between the conference’s top two seeds. Gonzaga (25-6)  lost to the Gaels (27-5)  83-62 in Moraga, Calif. in early January and returned the favor in Spokane with a 73-59 win one month later. Saint Mary’s was responsible for derailing Gonzaga’s run of 11-consecutive WCC regular
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