LAS VEGAS - Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and Elias Harris added 19 to carry top-ranked Gonzaga to a 65-51 victory over archrival Saint Mary's in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament on Monday night.
The Bulldogs (31-2) won their 14th straight game. Gonzaga advances to the NCAA tournament for the 15th consecutive year.
Stephen Holt led Saint Mary's (27-6) with 19 points. No other Gael scored more than nine points. Gaels standout Matt Dellavedova scored just two points on 1-for-8 shooting.
The Gaels, 26th in voting for The Associated Top 25 this week, may be selected as an at-large entry in the NCAA tournament. The 68-team field will be announced Sunday.
Gonzaga shot a sizzling 64 percent from the field in the first half and led by nine at intermission. Saint Mary's never gave the Bulldogs a serious run after the Gaels shot 39.3 percent in the opening half, including 18.8 percent on 3-pointers (3-for-16).
Gonzaga finished with a 52.1-35.7 advantage in field-goal shooting percentage. The Bulldogs outscored Saint Mary's 42-18 in the paint. Olynyk led all players with 12 rebounds.
Gonzaga and Saint Mary's have played for the championship five straight years. The Bulldogs, who lost in overtime in last year's title game, hold a 3-2 lead over the Gaels in the past five championship games.
The sellout crowd of 7,896 gave Saint Mary's starting guard Jorden Page a standing ovation when he was helped off the Orleans Arena court after suffering a right knee injury midway through the first half. He did not return.
Harris won the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award. He was joined on the all-tournament team by Olynyk, Brad Waldow of Saint Mary's, Anthony Ireland of Loyola Marymount and Johnny Dee of San Diego.
The Bulldogs held Saint Mary's scoreless for six minutes during a 9-0 run that gave them a 24-16 lead in the first half. The Gaels responded with two baskets, only to watch the Bulldogs run off another nine unanswered points en route to a 38-29 halftime lead.