Gonzaga University’s 50-game home basketball winning streak, the nation’s longest, ended Monday night at the hands of Santa Clara University.
The Broncos won the West Coast Conference game 84-73 before a sellout crowd of 6,000 at the McCarthey Athletic Center, breaking a first-place tie with the Zags.
Gonzaga was playing with the added burden of last weekend’s arrest and resulting suspensions of starting center Josh Heytvelt and redshirt forward Theo Davis.
The Zags last lost at home in the old Kennel on Feb. 19, 2003, 72-68 to the University of Portland. They had never lost in McCarthey, which opened in November 2004.
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