RTC Live: Gonzaga @ St. Mary’sPosted by rtmsf on February 24th, 2011
Game #151. RTC Live is back to cover one of its favorite mid-major rivalries, Gonzaga visiting St. Mary’s in Moraga this evening.
At the mid-point of the WCC season, it appeared that this annual second clash between the two best teams in the conference may not mean much. At the time, St. Mary’s was on a roll, having started off 5-0 in league play before taking down the Zags in their own building for the first time in fifteen long, wrenching seasons. Since that time, SMC has dropped games at Portland in a letdown, at home in a second-half disaster to Utah State in the BracketBusters, and an inexplicable road loss at horrible San Diego that still has people scratching their heads. Gonzaga, on the other hand, hasn’t exactly hit its stride, but since the loss to the Gaels, they’re trending much better. Other than a home loss to Memphis, the Zags have won six WCC games in a row and currently only sit one game back from St. Mary’s in the standings. With a win tonight, the two teams would effectively be tied heading into the last conference game of the season (SMC vs. Portland; Gonzaga at San Diego), setting up an interesting scenario for the weekend and making tonight’s game especially important. It should be a competitive and intense battle tonight on a cold night in Moraga. Join us on RTC Live for all of the action.