Olynyk, Harris lead No. 10 Gonzaga past BYU 83-63

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 2:57 AM

 

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points and Elias Harris added 25 as No. 10 Gonzaga beat BYU 83-63 on Thursday, in a showdown for first place in the West Coast Conference.

Olynyk shot 9 for 9 from the field and 8 for 8 on free throws to go along with nine rebounds, and Harris had 10 boards for Gonzaga (18-2, 5-0), which was coming off a last-second loss at No. 9 Butler last weekend.

Josh Sharp and Brandon Davies led BYU (15-6, 5-2) with 14 points each.

Tyler Haws, the WCC scoring leader at 21 points per game coming in, was held to just one point for the Cougars. Haws had 42 points against Virginia Tech, the most by a Division I player this season. His previous low this season was nine points against Iowa State, and he had scored at least 20 in seven consecutive games coming in.

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