The player Gonzaga teammates call ''The Machine'' grew up in a Toronto suburb where hockey is king.
His counterpart for Saint Mary's is simply ''Delly'' - a scruffy, scrappy point guard who hails from Australia, where basketball falls far below rugby on the popularity scale.
Despite their different upbringing, both make their teams go, and Monday night will be no different when the Bulldogs and Gaels square off in the finals of the West Coast Conference tournament for the fourth straight season.
Kevin Pangos, the WCC newcomer of the year, guided Gonzaga to its 15th consecutive finals appearance with a 30-point effort Saturday night in a 77-58 win over Brigham Young.
Earlier on Saturday, Matthew Dellavedova poured in 12 of his 17 points in the second half as top-seeded Saint Mary's rallied for an 83-78 victory over San Francisco.
''He's becoming the head of the monster up there,'' Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said of Pangos, a 6-foot-1 freshman.
Pangos made nine 3-pointers ...