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Kelly Olynyk scored 13 points, helping No. 10 Gonzaga extended its home winning streak against San Francisco to 24 games with a 66-52 victory on Saturday night.
Elias Harris had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Gonzaga (19-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference) and Kevin Pangos added 11 points. Gonzaga made 45 percent of its shots and was 8 of 20 from 3-point range.
Chris Adams led San Francisco (9-12, 2-6) with nine points and Avry Holmes scored eight. The Dons turned the ball over 17 times and were 9 of 24 from behind the arc.
Gonzaga built a 43-21 halftime lead, but started out sloppy in the second half. The Bulldogs made only one basket in the first four minutes.
San Francisco connected on three 3-pointers, two by Adams, in the first six minutes and pulled to 50-34.
The home crowd went quiet after the Bulldogs missed 8 of 11 shots to start the second half.
But Dons weren't able to capitalize. San Francisco struggled to put together back-to-back baskets and Gonzaga held on.
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If Kelly Olynyk and his Gonzaga teammates play as well as they did in their most recent contest, the Bulldogs should have little trouble continuing their home dominance over San Francisco.
Looking to remain undefeated in the West Coast Conference, the No. 10 Bulldogs try for a 24th consecutive home victory over the Dons on Saturday.
The 7-foot Olynyk made all nine of his field...
Kelly Olynyk was perfect for No. 10 Gonzaga against BYU on Thursday night.
Olynyk scored 26 points on 9-for-9 shooting from the field and 8-for-8 on free throws, and had nine rebounds and five assists as Gonzaga routed BYU 83-63 in a showdown for first place in the West Coast Conference.
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Brigham Young could have folded after a first half in which it shot just 25 percent and trailed No. 10 Gonzaga by 19 points.
However, the Cougars recovered their composure, and their shooting touch, to play even in the second half of the 83-63 loss on Thursday night
''We were struggling and they were kind of dominating us,'' BYU coach Dave Rose said. ''The...
Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points and Elias Harris added 25 as No. 10 Gonzaga beat BYU 83-63 on Thursday, in a showdown for first place in the West Coast Conference.
Olynyk shot 9 for 9 from the field and 8 for 8 on free throws to go along with nine rebounds, and Harris had 10 boards for Gonzaga (18-2, 5-0), which was coming off a last-second loss at No. 9 Butler last weekend.