Looking out for No. 1

Mike Hart and Gonzaga had no problem protecting their newly minted No. 1 ranking against Alex Osborne and Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference tournament semifinal Saturday in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 66-48. Bidding for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs (30-2) advanced to play for the league championship Monday night against the winner of Saturday’s late semifinal between Saint Mary’s and San Diego. Enlarge photo

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Mike Hart and Gonzaga had no problem protecting their newly minted No. 1 ranking against Alex Osborne and Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference tournament semifinal Saturday in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 66-48. Bidding for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Bulldogs (30-2) advanced to play for the league championship Monday night against the winner of Saturday’s late semifinal between Saint Mary’s and San Diego.