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No. 1 Gonzaga blows out Saint Mary's 78-55 in WCC semifinals

Drew Timme scored 18 points as top-ranked Gonzaga racked up another lopsided win, blowing past Saint Mary's 78-55 in the WCC Tournament semifinals.
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Gonzaga forward Drew Timme (2) lays up the ball against Saint Mary's the during the first half of an NCAA semifinal college basketball game at the West Coast Conference tournament Monday, March 8, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drew Timme scored 18 points, Joel Ayayi added 16 and top-ranked Gonzaga racked up another lopsided win, blowing past Saint Mary's 78-55 in the West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.

The Zags dominated from a big opening run and led by 18 at halftime to cruise into their nation-best 24th conference tournament title game. 

Jalen Suggs scored 15 points and Gonzaga shot 53% to tie the school record with its 29th straight win, dating to last season. 

Logan Johnson led Saint Mary's with 15 points.