Scores

Final OT

Gonzaga 89

(20-9, 10-3 WCC)

Saint Mary's 85

(22-7, 10-3 WCC)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

11:00 PM ET, February 24, 2011

McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California

1 2 OT T
GONZ 40 36 1389
SMC 40 36 985

Top Performers

Gonzaga: S. Dower 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

Saint Mary's: M. Dellavedova 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

Gonzaga wins in OT to move into tie atop WCC 

Associated Press

MORAGA, Calif. -- Sam Dower scored 21 points, Elias Harris added 18 and Gonzaga moved into a first-place tie in the West Coast Conference with an 89-85 overtime victory over Saint Mary's on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (20-9, 10-3) overcame a rowdy road crowd and held off the Gaels to keep alive their hopes of building on a decade of dominance in the conference. Gonzaga has won a share of the league's regular-season title each of the past 10 years and can claim at least a portion of it again with a win against San Diego on Saturday.

Matthew Dellavedova had 24 points and Rob Jones scored 21 for Saint Mary's (22-7, 10-3), which has lost two straight conference games and will need a win over Portland this weekend to settle for at least a share of the conference crown.

The Gaels could have won their first outright regular-season WCC championship since 1989 with a victory over Gonzaga. Instead, the Zags showed why they've been so dominant.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
GONZ
SMC
Points 89 85
FG Made-Attempted 31-55 (.564) 29-60 (.483)
3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 10-23 (.435)
FT Made-Attempted 23-29 (.793) 17-20 (.850)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 7

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 27, 2011 SMC 73, @GONZ 71Recap
» Feb 24, 2011 GONZ 89, @SMC 85Recap
Mar 7, 2011 GONZ 75, @SMC 63Recap