Joe D'Amico's NCAAB West Coast Championship Game Winner
St. Mary's vs. Gonzaga,
03/11/2013 21:00 EDT,
Score: 51 - 65
Point Spread: -6/-106 Gonzaga
Gonzaga is 30-2 with three players that made the ALL-WCC 1st team in 7'0" Olynk, 6'8" Harris, and star PG, Pangos. Their two losses were to Butler and Illinois but haven't tasted defeat since January 19th. They have embarrassed some notable squads and even beat Oklahoma State outright as a 2 1/2 point 'dog. The Bulldogs have a tandem of Forwards in Olynyk and Harris that have teamed up to post 32.1 PPG and 14.5 RPG. The team ranks 3rd in FG percentage, shooting an astounding 50.3% and are 12th nationally in scoring at 78.0 PPG. On "D", they are 12th in FG% allowed and 8th in rebounding. They faced St. Mary's twice this season, coming away with victories in both. The last meeting about a month ago was a 77-60 spanking. St. Mary's is a good team but has failed to cover 4 of their L7, Stephen Holt is slumping. The Guard shot a dismal 1 for 7 vs. San Diego on Friday and over his L10 games, has scored 7 points or less five times. The Gaels can rebound but rank 96th or worse defensively in PPG allowed, FG%, 3-point % and FT%. The Bulldogs are 9-3 ATS their L12 games played on neutral sites, 8-0 ATS their L8 games following an ATS loss, and 3-1-1 ATS their L5 games vs. the WCC. Take Gonzaga. Thank you.