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Tillie leads No. 7 Gonzaga over San Francisco 88-60

Tillie leads No. 7 Gonzaga over San Francisco 88-60 Tillie leads No. 7 Gonzaga over San Francisco 88-60
Kristopher Love | 07 March, 2018, 12:10

Beating Pittsburgh, which went 0-18 in ACC play during the regular season, wasn't going to boost Notre Dame's profile as the Fighting Irish look to solidify their place in the NCAA tournament.

That slow start lingered into the second half letting the Lions hang around until there were 10 minutes to play. "When shots are going like that, I'll keep passing it to them". Zach Norvell Jr. added 17 points, while Johnathan Williams chipped in 10 points and 13 rebounds.

BC-BKW-San Diego-Gonzaga, 1st Ld-Writethru, 692 Gonzaga beats San Diego 79-71 for West Coast titleAP Photo NVIB103, NVIB102, NVIB106, NVIB108, NVIB107Eds: Gonzaga 79, San Diego 71.

"It's probably as good a run as I've been a part of", said Zags coach Mark Few. "We were all sharing the ball, it was great".

Killian Tillie was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player and posted a game-high 22 points in tonight's championship game.

The Bulldogs also made 12 of 20 (60 percent) from 3-point range, while Tillie finished 9 of 12 from the field. "I was thinking about using the full trap too early and then we would run out of gas".

This was Bulldogs' 12th straight win, and 15th at the WCC Tournament. Ferrari leads the Dons with an average of 11.4 points and 4.3 assists per game while McCarthy leads San Francisco with 5.3 rebounds per game this season.

"San Francisco has been a really, really tough opponent for us this year", Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said, adding that USF head coach Kyle Smith "has done a great job of putting his guys in the right spot and getting them to compete and play hard". After Bryant scored BYU's first points of the second half with 14:55 left, the Bulldogs ripped off 14 more consecutive points.

Gonzaga (30-4), the regular-season champion, locked into a defensive battle with BYU (24-10) for most of the first half. Gonzaga then scored the first 11 points of the second to put any hope of a Cougar comeback to bed early. The teams traded runs in the second quarter with Gonzaga ultimately taking a 45-40 lead into halftime.

Perkins took a different route in the championship game, attempting to join his teammates in some big numbers on the stat sheet.

The Bulldogs won the battle on the boards, 41-26, including 32-18 on the offensive end.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs lowest first-half output this season was 23 points in a loss at San Diego State on December 21.

Childs had a superb first half on the heels of his career-best game in the semifinals. He tallied six assists against Loyola Marymount on Friday and eight against the Dons. The Lions had a season low six before Saturday in each of the past two games.

"She's coming back for a seventh season", Fisher said. "There's an upward trend".

"It will be tough". "It will be a game a lot like this one". BYU will find out its postseason fate Sunday. I said leaving the locker room before the game, "Don't have any regrets, make sure you come in here feeling like you gave it all, ' and I know that kid believes that. Our team carried on".