West Coast Conference
San Francisco (21-11) fought back several times, including a late run in overtime. Matt Glover hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left and the Dons had a shot to tie after Winder made 1 of 2 free throws, but Avry Holmes missed a fadeaway jumper just before the buzzer.
David Stockton had 21 points, Sam Dower Jr. added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Gonzaga advanced to the WCC final for the 17th straight year with a 70-54 win over Saint Mary’s Monday night.
All five starters scored in double figures as Saint Mary’s ruined Pacific’s debut in the West Coast Conference with an 88-80 win Monday.
Gonzaga has been chosen to win the West Coast Conference by the league’s coaches.
Cole Dickerson had 23 points and 18 rebounds for the No. 5 seed Dons (14-16), and his tip-in with 9 seconds left sent the game to overtime.
The NCAA has placed Saint Mary’s on four years of probation for a “failure to monitor its men’s basketball program,” reducing scholarships and placing other penalties on the team after it said the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
As the banners were unveiled celebrating Saint Mary’s double conference title to kick off a Selection Sunday celebration, there were more fans on hand at McKeon Pavilion than the Gaels drew for games in coach Randy Bennett’s first season at the school.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points to lead Saint Mary’s to a 78-74 victory against No. 24 Gonzaga on Monday night to claim its second West Coast Conference tournament title and automatic NCAA bid in three years.
Michael Williams scored 19 points, Cody Doolin scored 16 and San Francisco beat Loyola Marymount 67-60 in the West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday night.
Rashad Green and Angelo Caloiaro scored 19 points each to lead San Francisco to an 87-66 victory against Portland in the second round of the West Coast Conference tournament on Thursday night.