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November 24, 2012

No. 17 Zags dominate Sooners

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Elias Harris scored 18 points and No. 17 Gonzaga beat Oklahoma 72-47 in a semifinal matchup Friday night at the Old Spice Classic.

Kelly Olynyk, Gary Bell Jr., Kevin Pangos and Przemek Karnowski each had eight points for Gonzaga (5-0).

Oklahoma (3-1) got 13 from Romero Osby. Isaiah Cousins had 10 points.

Gonzaga will play Davidson, which beat West Virginia 63-60, in Sunday night’s championship game. Oklahoma will close out the tourney Sunday against the Mountaineers.

Consecutive long-range jumpers by Bell and Harris, who also had slammed in a rebound, gave Gonzaga a 43-25 lead three minutes into the second half.

Pangos’ 3-pointer extended the Zags’ lead to 53-31 with 12 minutes to play.

Olynyk had an in-close basket and David Stockton scored on a layup as Gonzaga built a 59-34 lead midway through the second half.

Gonzaga got points from nine players — led by Bell with five — en route to a 32-22 halftime advantage.

Stockton’s fast-break layup in the final minute gave Gonzaga a 32-21 lead.

Olynyk had a dunk and layup as Gonzaga went ahead 14-5 just over eight minutes into the game.

Oklahoma trailed just 14-8 despite going 2 for 15 from the field during the opening 10 1-2 minutes of play.

Steven Pledger’s jumper cut the Sooners’ deficit to 18-13 with eight minutes left in the half. Andrew Fitzgerald had a slam that got Oklahoma to 20-17 two minutes later.

Pangos’ jumper put Gonzaga up 25-19 four minutes before the intermission.

The Zags, winners of the 2008 Old Spice Classic, have won all five games they have played in the tourney.

Davidson 63, West Virginia 60: Chris Czerapowicz had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Davidson past West Virginia in a semifinal game Friday at the Old Spice Classic.

De’Mon Brooks added 12 points for Davidson (3-2), which advanced to Sunday night’s championship game.

West Virginia (1-2) got 15 points from Juwan Staten and Gary Browne added 11.

After Staten scored after a steal to get West Virginia within one point with 1 minute left, Czerapowicz made a 3-pointer on Davidson’s next possession to put the Wildcats up 61-57.

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