No. 2 Saint Mary's held off No. 7 San Diego 71-68 to advance to Sunday's WCC women's title game against Gonzaga.
Danielle Mauldin's three-point play with 42.9 seconds left gave Saint Mary's the lead and Kate Gaze made four free throws as the Gaels (19-11) held off the Toreros. Louella Tomlinson led SMC with 21 points and nine boards.
Gonzaga thumped the Gaels 106-77 and 102-66 during the regular season.
"You can't let Gonzaga get into space," Gaels coach Paul Thomas said. "We're going to have do our best to make it a grinder game. If we can keep the game in the 60s I think we have an opporutnity."