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A couple of items for your consumption on a blustery morning in Knoxville. First, John Blanchette checks the Zags’ temperature here. Also, a preview of the GU-Tennessee matchup from the Knoxville newspaper.
Gonzaga couldn’t finish off what it started Saturday.
The Bulldogs overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half and appeared to be on their way to a win over second-ranked Connecticut, but guard A.J. Price’s 3-pointer put a hold on Gonzaga’s plans. Connecticut won 88-83 in overtime, sending Gonzaga to its third straight loss in the Battle in Seattle.
Read on below for an unedited game story.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs had an 11-point lead near the midpoint of the second half. They led by four with 2 minutes left and three with 24 seconds remaining. But Connecticut’s A.J. Price hit an off balance 3-pointer with eight seconds left to tie it and the second-ranked Huskies went on to an 88-83 victory in overtime in the sixth annual Battle in Seattle.
Steven Gray led No. 8 GU (8-2) with 23 points. Price had 24 points and 10 assists for the Huskies (10-0).
Check back for the game story in about 90 minutes.
Time for a renewal of the short, but thoroughly entertaining series between Gonzaga and Connecticut. The teams will tangle at 1 p.m. Saturday in KeyArena as Gonzaga tries to snap a two-game losing streak (Nevada, Tennessee) in the Battle in Seattle.
They’ve met three times. Gonzaga won 85-82 a year ago in Boston with Jeremy Pargo pouring in 23 points. In the 2005 Maui Invitational championship, the Huskies won 65-63 on Denham Brown’s basket with 1.1 seconds left. The most memorable contest came in 1999 when then-upstart Gonzaga gave the eventual national champion Huskies fits before falling 67-62 in the West Regional Final.
Read on for an unedited preview that will run in Saturday’s S-R.