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Gonzaga beats Saint Marys to take home West Coast Conference championship

Put the Zags on your bracket in Sharpie, as they’ll be the No. 1 seed top in the West in the 2020 NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie congratulates forward Drew Timme against the Saint Mary’s Gaels during the first half during the championship game in the WCC Basketball Tournament at Orleans Arena.  Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs avenged their loss in last year’s West Coast Conference championship with a 84-66 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels to take home the 2020 WCC crown on Tuesday night at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With the win, the ‘Zags are assured of the No. 1 seed in the West bracket of the NCAA Tournament. On a team filled with international stars, it was freshman Drew Timme that scored 17 points on 7/8 shooting from the floor. Joel Ayayi also had 17 points and kicked in seven rebounds as well.

The ‘Zags were one of the biggest favorites of the conference tournament season, and were -435 favorites to take home the trophy they just did. Saint Mary’s was +700, but those that bought a ticket will walk away empty-handed.

Saint Mary’s can’t hang their head for too long, as their win over BYU last night ensured they’ll be in the NCAA tournament via an at-large bid. Both ESPN and CBS Sports have the Gaels as a No. 8 seed in March Madness

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