For the second year in a row and for the fourth time in five years, the 16th-ranked Saint Mary's Gaels will battle the No. 9 Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West Coast Conference Tournament Championship Game on Tuesday. The Gaels (26-6, 14-2 WCC), who are 4-10 in WCC title games, are looking to win their first tournament title since 2019, when they beat Gonzaga 60-47. The Bulldogs (27-5, 14-2), who are 20-8 in the tournament championship games, won last year's title game by defeating Saint Mary's 82-69. Gonzaga has dominated the all-time series with the Gaels, winning 79 of 112 meetings.
The game from Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada, will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). The Bulldogs are 2.5-point favorites in the latest Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 139.5.
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The model knows senior forward Drew Timme has been dominant this season for the Bulldogs, averaging 21.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. In two games against the Gaels, he is averaging 21 points and 5.5 rebounds. Going into the West Coast Conference Tournament, Timme had reached double-digit scoring in 29 games, including nine in a row. He reached 20 or more points 16 times and 30 or more four times, and has eight double-doubles. His top scoring game was a 38-point performance at Pacific in a 99-90 win on Jan. 21.
The model also knows senior guard Logan Johnson powers the Gaels. Entering the West Coast Conference Tournament, he had scored 20 or more points in each of the final three regular-season games, including a 27-point performance at Gonzaga on Feb. 25. He had 29 points and seven assists in an 83-52 win over Pacific on Feb. 23. For the season, he is averaging 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
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