Friday, February 13, 2009

OT #21 Gonzaga vs. St. Mary's

My college basketball team, the Siena Saints from Loudonville, NY, have had a fun and unique history. A few trips to the NCAA tourney, a couple of historic and memorable upsets, plenty of 20 win seasons and a third place finish in the 1994 Postseason NIT.

As a fan of mid-major basketball I have followed the Gonzaga bulldogs very closely. Gonzaga has built themselves in to a major powerhouse in a mid-major conference - and they've dragged along some of their buddies for the ride.

The are in a battle with the St. Mary's Gaels right now on ESPN2, and they were supposed to have won this game, with the Gaels star Patty Mills injured for the rest of the season.

But in college basketball, when all things may seem equal or are evidently mis-matched, the home team still has an advantage. St. Mary's has a three point lead at home with fifteen minutes left. We'll see if the Gaels can hang on, or if Gonzaga will get another quality win.


An incredible game still - St. Mary's hits three 3 point shots in a row to take the lead 58-56, but now the Zags are on top 60-58 with 7:31 remaining.


A thrilling finish, Gonzaga holds on for a 72-70 win. They stand at 9-0 in the West Coast Conference, and unless St. Mary's can get a couple of convincing wins the rest of the year it looks like the WCC may be a one bid league this year, would would be good for Siena and the MAAC.

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