Gonzaga plays Saint Mary's, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.
College basketball’s ultimate sardine can – McKeon Pavilion – was stoked for a coronation Saturday night, and best of all it was going to come at the expense of Gonzaga, overlords of the realm.
The 12th-ranked Zags shut down one of the nation’s most efficient offenses and they did nearly as much damage at the other end of the court in an impressive 78-65 victory Saturday.
As Gonzaga’s dominating 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s became more and more apparent Saturday night, ESPN’s Sean Farnham began repeating a phrase that became more and more like a mantra. The Bulldogs, he said, are “getting what they want, when they want, how they want.”
Rui Hachimura scored a game-high 21 points as No. 12 Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 78-65 victory over 11th-ranked Saint Mary’s on Saturday at the McKeon Pavilion.