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Gonzaga: Maui Invitational champions

LAHAINA, Maui – The Gonzaga men's basketball team is this years Maui Invitational champions after beating Cincinnati 61-59 in overtime.

Robert Sacre scored 14 points to lead the Zag's with Steven Gray and Elias Harris both adding 13 points a piece for Gonzaga (5-1).  The Bulldogs, who also got 12 points from Demetri Goodson, overcame a 10-point second-half deficit and sent the game to overtime after Sacre hit a floater in the lane with 16 seconds to play in regulation. Sacre also blocked Cincinnati's alley-oop attempt at the buzzer.

The Bearcats (4-1) looked weary in overtime, missing five of seven free throws in the first 1:45 while falling behind by two.  Yancy Gates, who scored 11 points, had a putback dunk with 12.6 seconds to go to bring the Bearcats within one, but Cashmere Wright missed a floater as time expired.

Next up for the Zag's is Washington State University on December fifth that game will be played at McCarthy Athletic Center here in Spokane and broadcast live on KHQ and SWX.

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