Action from the Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game on Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif.
For all the ways Gonzaga basketball has changed the very face of Spokane in these past two decades, every Bulldogs season has still ended in hurt.
The sophomore guard from Italy wasn’t having a particularly strong game, but he came through late with a pair of 3-pointers that guided the Red Raiders past Gonzaga 75-69 Saturday at the Honda Center.
Time ran out on top-seeded Gonzaga’s season with a bitter 75-69 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at the Honda Center.
It may not offer any comfort or relief to Gonzaga fans now, but the Bulldogs would’ve had the ball back with a chance to tie the game had Josh Perkins not drawn a technical foul for reaching over the baseline and swiping Matt Mooney’s arm during an inbound play with 10 seconds left.
It was 15 minutes after the final buzzer sounded and Josh Perkins climbed his way up to the podium for the postgame press conference. His eyes were red and puffy, and his head hung lower than usual after the Zags lost to Texas Tech 75-69 in the Elite Eight on Saturday.