SPOKANE, Wash. - After another memorable match-up between two rivals, the Gonzaga Bulldogs leave Philadephia with a victory after beating St. Joseph's 70-65 in overtime.
Clutch free throws by St. Joseph's tied the game 59-59 in the final minute of regulation, sending it into overtime. The Zags took the lead at the beginning of the overtime period and never let go.
The series between these two teams has produced some memorable games with memorable players since 2001. This rivalry has become one of the best at Gonzaga in recent years, starting with an 83-80 road win by the Zags in 2001.
Saint Joseph's won 79-78 in overtime in Spokane in 2002, snapping the Zags' 29-game home winning streak. Saint Joseph's won 73-66 in New York City in 2003. Gonzaga won 102-94 in Spokane in 2005 to even the series.