Gonzaga has been the class of the West Coast Conference, hoisting regular-season and tournament trophies for nearly two decades.

Even for a team such as this, finishing off another title sweep is a feel-good accomplishment.

Sam Dower Jr. had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Gonzaga held its ground during a second-half rally to beat BYU 75-64 Tuesday night in Las Vegas for its 13th WCC championship.

"It never gets old. Never gets old," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "It's obviously something we start talking about it and prepare for way back in the summer. For these guys to step up and make it happen, not only in the regular season but to win here and not share, is just an awesome, awesome accomplishment."

Gonzaga (28-6) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half, taking advantage of the Cougars' late overtime win over USF the night before. Once the Cougars got their legs and started chipping away at the lead, the Bulldogs had an answer, leaving no doubt about the NCAA tournament by earning the conference's automatic bid.

Gary Bell Jr. had 14 points and David Stockton dished out seven assists to send the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament for the 16th straight year.

"We came in with the mindset and us controlling being in the tournament," Stockton said. "We didn't try to think about that, just winning the next game."

BYU (23-11) rallied after a dismal first half, pulling within eight with 3 minutes left. The Cougars couldn't finish off the comeback and now have a long five-day wait until Selection Sunday.

Tyler Haws had 24 points and Kyle Collinsworth added 13 before leaving with a right leg injury in the second half.

"They really went after us at the start," coach Dave Rose said. "But our guys battled. We battled the whole game, got it to single digits, but couldn't get over the hump."

Milwaukee 69, Wright State 63: Kyle Kelm had 20 points to help the Panthers (21-13) earn the Horizon League's automatic NCAA tournament bid.

Mount St. Mary's 88, Robert Morris 71: Rashad Whack scored 20 points as the Mountaineers (16-16) won the Northeast Conference championship game and the league's NCAA berth.

North Dakota State 60, IPFW 57: Taylor Braun's three-point play with 12 seconds left helped North Dakota State (25-6) win the Summit League title and a trip to the NCAA tournament.

San Diego: The Toreros (16-16) have been invited to play in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. San Diego said it will host a first-round game Tuesday night. The opponent is expected to be from either the Big West or Big Sky.

Dismissals: UNC Wilmington fired Buzz Peterson, who was 42-82 in four seasons as coach. ... Bowling Green will not renew the contract of Louis Orr, who was 101-121 in seven seasons as coach.

Women

DePaul 65, St. John's 57: Brittany Hrynko scored 15 points and Megan Rogowski added 14 as the No. 23 Blue Demons (27-6) beat the Red Storm (22-10) to win their first Big East women's tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

It was the first women's championship game for the realigned Big East since powerhouses Connecticut and Notre Dame departed last year for the American Athletic and Atlantic Coast conferences, respectively.

Gonzaga 71, BYU 57: Keani Albanez scored 20 points to lead the No. 18 Bulldogs (29-4) past the Cougars (26-6) in Las Vegas for their sixth WCC title in the past seven years, clinching an NCAA tournament bid.

Penn 80, Princeton 64: Alyssa Baron scored 23 points to help the Quakers (22-6) earn the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

South Dakota 87, Denver 71: The Coyotes (19-13) will make their first NCAA tournament appearance after winning the Summit League title.