Dower leads Gonzaga past LMU, 86-67

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Sam Dower Jr. scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Gonzaga to an 86-67 victory over Loyola Marymount Saturday night, clinching at least a tie for the West Coast Conference regular season championship.

Brigham Young's 60-57 victory over Saint Mary's left both those teams four games behind Gonzaga with four games remaining. It's the Bulldogs' 13th regular-season title in the last 14 years.

Kevin Pangos added 17 points as the Bulldogs (23-4, 13-1 WCC) finished a season undefeated at home for the first time since 2006. Former Kentridge High School star Gary Bell, Jr. chipped in 14 points for Gonzaga.

Anthony Ireland had 23 points for Loyola Marymount (11-16, 3-12), which lost its sixth straight game and 12th in the last 13 outings.

LMU's Evan Payne had three baskets, including a 3-pointer, and the Lions took advantage of three Gonzaga turnovers in the opening minutes before the Bulldogs put together a 13-2 run, with Pangos making a pair of 3-pointers.