Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been voted men's player of the year in the West Coast Conference by WCC coaches.
SPOKANE — Gonzaga junior forward Kelly Olynyk has been voted player of the year in the West Coast Conference, WCC officials announced Tuesday.
The 7-foot Canadian, who is averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in conference play, becomes the 11th Zag to be selected WCC player of the year.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few was named WCC coach of the year for the ninth time.
Zags senior guard Mike Hart was selected defensive player of the year.
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WCC coaches vote on awards.
Teammates Elias Harris, a senior forward, and Kevin Pangos, a sophomore guard, joined Olynyk on the All-WCC first team.
Sophomore guard Gary Bell Jr., a Kentridge High School graduate, received honorable mention. Center Przemek Karnowski was selected to the all-freshman team.
Gonzaga (29-2) is No. 1 in the nation in the Associated Press media poll and USA Today coaches poll.
The 10-player All-WCC first team included San Francisco forward Cole Dickerson, a junior from Federal Way.
No. 2 Indiana loses
to No. 14 Ohio State
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft combined to score nine of Ohio State’s points in a decisive 11-2 run, leading the 14th-ranked Buckeyes past No. 2 Indiana 67-58.
Thomas finished with 18 points and Craft added 15 as the Buckeyes (22-7 overall, 12-5 Big Ten Conference) won their fourth straight. After its flurry, Ohio State led 61-50 with 3:15 left.
Indiana, guaranteed at least a share of the conference title, was trying for its first outright Big Ten championship since 1993.
The Hoosiers (25-5, 13-4) will have another chance Sunday at No. 7 Michigan.
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At No. 3 Duke 85, Virginia Tech 57
Senior Seth Curry scored 20 points in his final home game to help the Blue Devils (26-4, 13-4 Atlantic Coast) defeat the Hokies (13-17, 4-13).
At No. 9 Kansas St. 79,
Texas Christian 68
Angel Rodriguez had 21 points and 10 assists as the Wildcats (25-5, 14-3 Big 12) beat TCU (10-20, 1-16).
• Tim Floyd insisted he is not heading back to USC.
Floyd, who coaches Texas-El Paso, met with USC athletic director Pat Haden but said the topic was not the school’s coaching vacancy.
Floyd resigned from USC in 2009 after accusations he improperly recruited standout player O.J. Mayo. USC self-imposed sanctions on its program over Mayo’s recruitment, but the NCAA did not find any violations committed by Floyd.