Gonzaga 88 - San Diego 70 Final @ Chiles Center, PDX
The Gonzaga Bulldogs will face Santa Clara tonight at 6:00 p.m. (ESPN) in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament in Portland with the winner gaining an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Zags (21-10) punched their ticket to the final with an 88-70 victory over San Diego in the semifinals Sunday night. Santa Clara defeated Saint Mary's in the other semifinal.
Gonzaga's David Pendergraft had a career-high 22 points and Derek Raivio had 14 points. Micah Downs added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jeremy Pargo, who suffered a deep thigh bruise in the victory, is questionable for tonight's game.
The Bulldogs have won seven of the last eight WCC tournaments, with the streak interrupted only by San Diego in 2003.