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2017 Schedule
24-3, 2nd in WCC
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2dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: St. Mary's nearing a lock, Akron out

Saint Mary's should be a lock to make the tourney. Middle Tennessee, Illinois State, UT Arlington and Wichita State have some work left to do. Meanwhile, farewell to Akron, a long shot without a single top-100 win that fell at home to Kent State on Friday.

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3dJoe Lunardi

Creighton slips to six-seed line

The Bluejays drop one notch following their win over Georgetown and join Maryland, Notre Dame and Saint Mary's.

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Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas top men's poll

Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll for the third straight week.

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Saint Mary's takes down BYU (0:40)
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Watch: Gaels heavily favored in Provo

Saint Mary's carries one of the nation's most efficient offenses into Provo on Saturday night, and ESPN's BPI gives the Gaels nearly a 3-to-1 edge to make it a season sweep of BYU. (10 p.m. ET on ESPN2/WatchESPN)

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Saint Mary's rolls past Loyola Marymount (0:44)
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Rahon beats the clock for Gaels (0:20)
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9dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: Other at-large contenders

Gonzaga remains a lock, and Saint Mary's should be in. Illinois State, Middle Tennessee, Akron, UT-Arlington and Wichita State still have work left to do, while UNC Wilmington has dropped out.

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10dJoe Lunardi

Bracketology: Northwestern rises to No. 7 seed

The Wildcats appear to be bracket bound for the first time ever. They're joined by Iowa State (steady), Saint Mary's (falling) and Xavier (falling) on the No. 7 line.

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Gonzaga stays perfect with win over Saint Mary's (1:04)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Gonzaga's two "worst" (the term is relative) performances on offense in WCC play have come in road games at BYU and, now, Saint Mary's. The Bulldogs won both games by 10 points. Mark Few's team has an excellent chance to reach the NCAA tournament 33-0.

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No. 1 Gonzaga beats No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64

Przemek Karnowski scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga survived its toughest remaining obstacle to an undefeated regular season by beating No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64 on Saturday night.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Saint Mary's fans showed up today. One of the best environments I've ever witnessed live. They're still standing while down double digits. Kudos. This is why I love college basketball.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gaels need a run now to win this. But Zags just keep attacking. They're so gifted. Forget all the nonsense about their ranking and schedule. Teams will not want this problem in March.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga responding to these Saint Mary's runs. Deflating. Hard to overcome a squad with this depth, even at home.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I don't know how it looks on TV, but this is an extremely physical game. Jock Landale caught Karnowski with an elbow early in the second half. Karnowski was furious that refs missed it. But then he got away with contact on Landale's next drive. The officiating in the paint will be significant down the stretch.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

If you hear sonnets to Gonzaga's depth and aren't quite sure why, here are two instructive examples: 1) Zach Collins, a potential first-round pick, is probably the most talented player on the floor in Moraga tonight, and he averages 17 minutes per game off the bench. 2) Gonzaga's points, assists and steals leader, Nigel Williams-Goss, spent the last 10 minutes of the first half half on the bench with foul trouble, in a rabid road gym, against a legit Saint Mary's team … and the Bulldogs lead by nine at halftime anyway.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's combined to make just three 3-pointers, meaning this game's being won and lost in the paint. The Bulldogs and Przemek Karnowski have the advantage there. The Gaels are fortunate to be down just nine to an opponent shooting 76 percent on its 2s.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Might not seem like much but Saint Mary's changed the vibe with a 6-0 run entering the break. Game down to single digits and the Gaels responded to Gonzaga's 17-2 run. But a lot of this is personnel. Zags deep and talented at every spot. Gaels have to clamp down on defense to stop Zags from opening this game up again.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gaels forcing shots, trying to escape this double-digit Gonzaga lead. Did a better job moving the ball earlier. Can't abandon that.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.8219th
Rebounds Per Game35.4207th
Assists Per Game16.621st
Points Allowed56.32nd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-8
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances8