Santaclara 37 38 75
Gonzaga 31 46 77
Date of game: 3/8/2014

Recap: Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara

Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - David Stockton scored the game-winning layup with just 1.4 seconds on the clock to give the top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs a 77-75 victory over the ninth-seeded Santa Clara Broncos in a West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinal matchup at Orleans Arena.

Sam Dower Jr. finished with 23 points to lead the Bulldogs (26-6), while Przemek Karnowski posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds and Gary Bell Jr. added 13 points. Gonzaga awaits Saint Mary's in the semifinal round of the tournament.

Jared Brownridge led all scorers with 24 points to pace the Broncos (14-19), while Brandon Clark added 14 points and Evan Roquemore chipped in with 12 points.

Santa Clara shot 45.2 percent from the field in the first half, including 5- of-13 from beyond the arc, as the Broncos took a 37-31 lead into halftime. Gonzaga hit on 50 percent from the field in the opening period, but missed all five of its 3-point tries.

After the break, the Bulldogs stayed hot from the field, connecting on 56.5 percent of their shots, including 2-of-6 from deep. The Broncos caught fire as well, knocking down 56 percent of their field goal tries and 2-of-6 from beyond the arc. After trailing for most of the second half, the Bulldogs pulled ahead for good with under three minutes to play. They led 75-70 with 38 seconds to play before the Broncos scored five straight, tying the game on a jumper by Brownridge with 10 seconds left, setting the stage for Stockton's game-winner.

The Bulldogs outscored Santa Clara in the paint, 44-22. Gonzaga finished with a 27-12 scoring edge from the free-throw line.

Game Notes

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