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.
''If I can get the ball in the center of the zone, it's hard for a defense,'' Olynyk said. ''The guards were feeding me and we made great plays.''
But there was another player Olynyk wanted to talk about: guard Gary Bell Jr., who held BYU guard Tyler Haws, the WCC scoring leader at 21 points per game coming in, to just one point. Haws had 42 points against Virginia Tech, the most by a Division I player this season. His previous low this season was nine points against Iowa State, and he had scored at least 20 in seven consecutive games coming in.
''Gary Bell Jr. guarded Haws to a `T,''' Olynyk said.
Haws was 0 for 9 from the field, and BYU shot just 35 percent (21 for 59).
''I was ecstatic with...