It’s his Senior Night, and he still looks like he’s about 12 years old.
Gonzaga beat Portland 87-67 on Senior Night yesterday, and San Francisco lost to St. Mary’s 92-83. As a result, the Zags clinched no worse than a #2 seed in the WCC tournament, which means they’ll get the automatic double-bye into the semifinals, and will need to win only two games to earn an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
Gonzaga is 9-3 in conference, one game behind leader Santa Clara (10-2). San Francisco is alone in third place at 7-5. Even if the Zags lose both of their remaining games — one of them at San Fran — and finish tied with the Dons at 9-5, they’d win the tiebreaker, as explained previously, because Gonzaga is 1-1 against Santa Clara whereas San Francisco is 0-2 against the Broncos.
P.S. The WCC semifinals are on Sunday, March 4, and the title game is on Monday, March 5. All the games are in Portland, Oregon, and all will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2, I believe. I’ve added March 4 to the countdown sidebar at left.