Gonzaga was already looking up at Saint Mary's in the WCC standings. Now the Zags sit one spot behind the Gaels in the Top 25.
That isn't good news for San Diego, which faces both conference heavyweights this week, starting with the No. 14 Bulldogs on Thursday at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.
The Toreros (15-7, 6-4 WCC), who come in off consecutive wins after losing four of five games earlier this month, have surpassed the previous season's win total (13) for the second time in coach Lamont Smith's three-year tenure (San Diego won nine games in Smith's first season).
There are plenty of teams who could take Gonzaga's spot if it falls to Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament
The Gaels imposed their will down the stretch to score a big win in Spokane, propelling them past the Zags atop the WCC and honing their tourney chops.
Gonzaga basketball cruised to a 65-51 win over the Saint Mary’s Gaels to secure a 31-2 record overall, a perfect record in the WCC, a WCC Championship, and with any luck, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. St. Mary’s looked to han...
Things have changed for Pacific since it opened the West Coast Conference schedule with a blowout loss to Gonzaga. The Tigers (12-13, 7-5 WCC), who host the No. 12 Zags on Thursday in Stockton, Calif., have climbed into a tie for th...