NCAA Live Stream Reddit for Saint Mary's vs Gonzaga WCC Tournament Final

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

If there's one real concern moving forward for Gonzaga, it's that Saint Mary's might have laid out a slow-paced blueprint to knocking off the offensive juggernaut.

The Gaels held Gonzaga's leading scorer Rui Hachimura in check and limited the Zags (30-3) to 2-of-17 shooting from 3-point range to end the nation's longest winning streak at 21 games.

Two of those wins came against Saint Mary's: 66-55 in Moraga, California and 94-46 in Spokane, Washington.

Gonzaga has ranked no lower than No. 8 in the nation this season and spent the past three weeks as the best team in college basketball. Temple closed the regular season with a quality victory over Central Florida.

Gonzaga previously dominated the conference in the regular season, posting a 16-0 record while winning by a WCC-record 27 points per game.

UNC Greensboro: The Spartans (28-6, 15-3 SoCon) are one of several good teams in the Southern Conference, but after losing to Wofford in the tournament final their fate lies in the hands of the selection committee.

"They were mucking it up a little bit, getting into lanes and we just didn't make shots", said Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins, who had 10 points, four assists and five turnovers. The Saint Mary's win doesn't help at all.

Clemson vs. NC State: This second-round game in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament could have major bubble implications for both teams.

West Virginia vs. Oklahoma: The Sooners (19-12, 7-11 Big 12) seem to be a fairly safe bet to make the Big Dance, but a loss to struggling West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament first round might make things interesting.

Prior to Tuesday's loss, Gonzaga hadn't suffered defeat since losing consecutive games to Tennessee on December 9 and North Carolina on December 15.

But while Gonzaga's lackluster showing in the final gets top billing thanks to their No. 1 ranking, what shouldn't be lost is the great game plan and execution by Saint Mary's.

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