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Originally published Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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Gonzaga women win conference title outright

No. 25 Gonzaga clinched its eighth straight West Coast Conference women's regular-season title and avenged a 30-point loss to Brigham Young with a 77-60 victory over BYU in Spokane.

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SPOKANE — No. 25 Gonzaga won the West Coast Conference regular-season title outright Saturday and avenged a 30-point loss to Brigham Young with a 77-60 victory over BYU.

Gonzaga has eight WCC regular-season titles in a row.

"I would rate this right at the top, just because it was hard fought," Zags coach Kelly Graves said of the latest championship.

Katelan Redmon of Spokane contributed 28 points and seven rebounds for the Zags (25-4 overall, 14-2 WCC).

Gonzaga shot 49 percent. In a 70-40 loss to BYU on Feb. 9, the Zags shot 22 percent while scoring their fewest points in 11 years.

Kayla Standish of Ellensburg added 15 points and Taelor Karr had 11 points and six assists for Gonzaga.

Haley Steed had 17 points for BYU (24-6, 12-4), which will carry the No. 2 seed into the WCC tournament. The top two seeds get byes into the semifinals.

Top 5 games

At No. 3 Notre Dame 80,

South Florida 68

Natalie Novosel scored a career-high 32 points, Devereaux Peters added 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds and the Fighting Irish (27-2, 14-1 Big East) beat the Bulls (15-14, 7-8).

Notre Dame clinched at least a share of the Big East regular-season title.

No. 4 Connecticut 85,

at Marquette 45

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Huskies (26-3, 13-2 Big East) past the Golden Eagles (13-15, 4-11). UConn will host Notre Dame on Monday night.

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