Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 78

(21-10, 11-5 WCC)

(22) Gonzaga 83

(26-4, 14-2 WCC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    3:00 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    SMC 49 2978
    #22GONZ 47 3683

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: J. Nared 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Gonzaga: K. Standish 31 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Gonzaga survives Saint Mary's (Calif.) to make WCC final

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Kayla Standish scored 31 points as Gonzaga (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) held off Saint Mary's (Calif.) 83-78 in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference women's tournament Saturday.

    Katelan Redmon added 20 points, Haiden Palmer 14 and Taelor Karr 11 for the top-seeded Bulldogs (26-4), who won their fifth straight and 11th in their last 12.

    Gonzaga will face second-seeded BYU in Monday's final. BYU defeated San Diego 64-46 in the other semifinal.

    Jackie Nared's 26 points paced the fourth-seeded Gaels (21-10). Danielle Mauldin had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Alex Carbonel scored 13.

    Neither team ever led by more than seven points, and both shot well. Gonzaga hit 48 percent (32 of 67) and Saint Mary's 50 percent (29 of 58).

    With the score tied at 70, Gonzaga took the lead for good. Karr hit a 3-pointer and Redmon and Standish converted layups for a 77-70 edge with 4:07 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMC
    GONZ
    Points 78 83
    FG Made-Attempted 29-58 (.500) 32-67 (.478)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-14 (.929) 13-15 (.867)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 10

    Game Leaders

     
    SMC
    GONZ
    PointsJ. Nared 26K. Standish 31
    ReboundsD. Mauldin 12K. Standish 9
    AssistsJ. Nared 4T. Karr 7
    StealsJ. Smith 4H. Palmer 5

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    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 14, 2012 SMC 66, @GONZ 63Recap | Box Score
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