No. 3 Gonzaga tramples San Diego 81-50

No. 3 Gonzaga tramples San Diego 81-50
San Diego's Christopher Anderson (00) attempts to drive against Gonzaga's Elias Harris during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Pangos scored 18 points and No. 3 Gonzaga beat San Diego 81-50 on Saturday, putting the Bulldogs in position to rise to second in the AP poll after No. 2 Miami was upset by Wake Forest earlier in the day.

Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0 West Coast Conference), which clinched at least a tie for the WCC regular-season title it yielded to Saint Mary's last year. It marks the 12th league title in 13 seasons for the Zags, who have set a team record for regular-season wins.

Chris Manresa scored 19 to lead San Diego (13-16, 6-8), which has lost four straight.

Gonzaga has never been ranked as high as No. 2 in the country. The Bulldogs have won 10 straight games since a last-second defeat at Butler. Their only other loss was to Illinois, and they have the best winning percentage in Division I.