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.
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