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Dranginis clutch as Zags hold off UConn

The difference between going home with 2-1 record and a win over a ranked foe vs. a 1-2 record and losses to two ranked opponents? That would be GU senior guard Kyle Dranginis and a couple of well-timed defensive stops in the final minute.

Gonzaga blew nearly all of a 21-point second-half lead, but Dranginis's put-back basket and steal helped the Zags hold on for a 73-70 win over No. 18 Connecticut on Friday to finish third at the Battle 4 Atlantis. UConn nearly ran down the Zags, pulling within one, before Dranginis's late-game heroics.

Here's my game story.

Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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