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Top 25: No. 5 Gonzaga 71, San Francisco 61

Published February 16, 2013 5:04 pm
Top 25 basketball • Gonzaga improved to 12-0 in the West Coast Conference.
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San Francisco • Kelly Olynyk had 26 points and nine rebounds and Elias Harris added 17 points and 13 rebounds to carry No. 5 Gonzaga past pesky San Francisco 71-61 on Saturday to snap a three-year losing streak at War Memorial Gymnasium.

The Bulldogs' frontline tandem bullied and bruised their way to a fast start and furious finish. Olynyk finished 13 for 17 from the floor, and Harris went 7 of 15 as both keyed an 11-0 run in the final minutes that put the Zags (25-2, 12-0 West Coast Conference) ahead for good.

Cole Dickerson scored 15 points and Cody Doolin added 14 to help the Dons (11-15, 4-9) rally back after trailing by 15 in the first half. Unlike the last three years when USF stunned Gonzaga at home, the Bulldogs regrouped and showed why they're ranked so high. —

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