In a thrilling West Coast Conference showdown, Saint Mary’s secured a crucial victory over Gonzaga to maintain their lead in the conference standings. Mahaney led the Gaels with an impressive performance, sinking seven shots including four 3-pointers. Josh Jefferson and Mitchell Saxen also contributed significantly, helping Saint Mary’s secure the win and extend their conference winning streak.
Despite a strong effort from Ryan Nembhard and Anton Watson, Gonzaga saw their five-game win streak come to an end. Despite leading for a significant portion of the game, the Bulldogs were unable to hold off Saint Mary’s late surge, ultimately falling short in the closing minutes.
In the Spanish league, Barcelona emerged victorious against Alaves, with Ilkay Gundogan playing a pivotal role in the win. Despite being reduced to 10 men following Vitor Roque’s dismissal, Barcelona showcased resilience and secured their second consecutive win under coach Xavi Hernández.
The victory against Alaves marks a positive turnaround for Barcelona following their recent loss to Villarreal. With Xavi Hernández set to depart at the end of the season, Barcelona demonstrated determination and maturity on the field, securing a crucial win in the Spanish league.
Overall, both Saint Mary’s and Barcelona showcased their prowess on the respective stages, securing important victories in their campaigns.