I’m headed to the interview room. Read below for a short story on GU’s 81-73 win over Santa Clara.
By Jim Meehan
Other than that, the Bulldogs were pushed throughout by
No. 17 Gonzaga (22-5, 13-0 West Coast Conference) won its 20th straight regular-season conference game. The Bulldogs, who handed
Senior center Josh Heytvelt poured in 29 points, breaking the career high of 28 he set in Saturday’s win over Pepperdine.
Both teams shot lights out for the first 30 minutes as Santa Clara took a 53-50 lead. The Bulldogs scored the next six points and a few minutes later added a 9-0 run to pull in front 67-58.
During the latter spurt,
Matt Bouldin hit both foul shots and Heytvelt completed his three-point play with a free throw to give GU a nine-point lead with 4:36 left. The Broncos were within 70-63 when someone in the crowd tossed another object onto the court, drawing another technical foul. Bouldin made both free throws and Jeremy Pargo’s driving layup helped Gonzaga to a 75-63 edge.
It still wasn’t over.
Bouldin was 13 of 15 at the free-throw line and finished with 23 points. Austin Daye added 12 points and Pargo 10.
Kevin Foster led