It was an all too familiar sight in Las Vegas Monday night, as the Gonzaga Bulldogs beat the St. Mary’s Gaels in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship game to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
On Jan. 27, when the Gaels beat Gonzaga on the road, it looked like the Gaels would run away with the WCC title. An overtime loss to the same Gonzaga team on Feb. 24 capped a three-game losing streak that saw the Gaels forced to share the regular season title. Both teams cruised into the championship game, but Gonzaga controlled most of the game, earning the 75-63 win.
Based on their outstanding regular season resume, the Gaels should still get an invitation to the NCAA Tournament.