NEW YORK – It’s been a while since Gonzaga has absorbed a more lopsided defeat than Villanova’s 88-72 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Tuesday’s loss was the Zags’ worst since they fell to Arizona 84-61 in the second round of 2014 NCAA Tournament in San Diego.
Gonzaga’s two losses last season came by a total of 14 points and both were decided in the last two minutes. The Zags’ eight losses in 2016 were all by nine points or less.
Gonzaga’s last double-digit defeat came to Duke 66-52 in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils closed the contest on a 13-1 run.