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Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Gaels’ 74-71 victory

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Saint Mary’s forward Jock Landale was too much for Gonzaga to handle in the Gaels’ victory on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (AP)
Saint Mary’s forward Jock Landale was too much for Gonzaga to handle in the Gaels’ victory on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (AP)

Key moment

Jock Landale scored the Gaels’ last four points to lead Saint Mary’s to the finish line. The 6-foot-11 center posted up for a layup with 1:06 left to put the Gaels up 72-70. He got loose again on the next possession for a layup off a lob pass to make it 74-71.

Offensive player of the game

Saint Mary’s center Jock Landale dominated inside, making 12 of 15 field-goal attempts, often against 1-on-1 coverage. He finished with 26 points, despite going 2 of 6 at the free-throw line. The senior scored 17 points in the second half and took over in crunch time.

Defensive player of the game

Jock Landale did it all for the Gaels. He grabbed nine defensive boards and did a nice job defensively on GU’s Johnathan Williams, holding the senior forward to 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Landale blocked two shots, one on Silas Melson with the score tied at 68.


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