Julie Jacobson, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS — Robert Sacre scored 12 points, including a dunk and four free late free throws and Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's 75-63 Monday night to win the West Coast Conference tournament for the second time in three years.
Gonzaga (24-9) received an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament for its 13th straight appearance. Saint Mary's (24-8) will have to hope for an at-large berth.
The game was tied at 53 when reserve Sam Dower started an 8-0 Gonzaga run with a pick-and-roll layup. Freshman guard David Stockton, with Hall of Fame father John Stockton in the stands, hit a 3-pointer to put Gonzaga ahead 58-53.
Saint Mary's made it 61-58 on a 3-pointer by Clint Steindl, but Elias Harris countered with a tip-in, and Sacre made two more free throws and a powerful dunk off a pass inside from Stockton to put it out of reach.
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