Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Gonzaga players could have given up when they were down by five points with just 30 seconds remaining. Elias Harris wouldn't let them. Harris scored on a driving layup with 16 seconds left, then hit a 3-pointer with 2 ticks on the clock to force overtime. In the end, Saint Mary's simply had too much for Gonzaga, and held on for the 78-74 overtime victory Monday night to claim its second West Coast Conference tournament title and automatic NCAA bid in three years. ''It was a great battle. They are a great team,'' Harris said of Saint Mary's. ''They hurt us on the boards and we made too many defensive mistakes. One thing led to another and they were up.'' It was the first time the Gaels (27-5) have won the regular-season title outright and claimed the tourney championship in the same year. Now they go on to the NCAA tournament, and the No. 24 Bulldogs, who were playing in their 15th straight WCC title game, have to wait to see if their 25-6 record is enough to get them in. Gonz...
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