Memorable Games Cincinnati 75, Gonzaga 68 Dec. 4, 1999 Cleveland, OH Three Gonzaga players scored in double figures but the Zags could not knock off No. 1 Cincinnati in the Rock-N-Roll Shootout in Cleveland. Richie Frahm scored 16, Casey Calvary 13 and Matt Santangelo 12 as Gonzaga faced the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in school history. Gonzaga 59, UCLA 43 Dec. 11, 1999 Los Angeles, CA Ryan Floyd scored a career-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and No. 24 Gonzaga held No. 11 UCLA to its lowest point total ever at Pauley Pavilion in a 59-43 victory. The loss matched UCLA’s worst in a home non-conference game, having lost by 16 points against DePaul in the 1983-84 season. Casey Calvary finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Gonzaga 69, Pepperdine 65 (ot) Mar. 6, 2000 Santa Clara, CA Gonzaga scored the first eight points in overtime as the Zags held off Pepperdine for their second straight WCC Tournament championship. Casey Calvary scored 28 points en route to earning WCC Tournament MVP honors. The game marked the first time in the 14-year history of the WCC tournament that the No. 1 (Pepperdine) and No. 2 (Gonzaga) seeds met in the championship game. Gonzaga 77, Louisville 66 Mar. 16, 2000 Tucson, AZ Richie Frahm scored 31 points as Gonzaga defeated legendary coach Denny Crum and the Louisville Cardinals in Crum’s final NCAA appearance. Frahm also contributed on the defensive blocking a Quintin Bailey block and then sinking a 3-pointer to spark an 11-4 Bulldog run that broke open a 49-48 contest. Gonzaga 82, St. John’s 76 Mar. 18, 2000 Tucson, AZ The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Regional semifinals for the second straight year, stunning second-seeded St. John’s 82-76 behind 26 points from Matt Santangelo. Santangelo made 6-of-10 3-pointers, including three in the final eight minutes as the Bulldogs pulled away from a 54-54 tie to take
control. Santangelo played all 40 minutes for the Zags. New Mexico 81, Gonzaga 80 (ot) Jan. 2, 2001 Spokane, WA Down 61-51 in the second half, Gonzaga came back to force overtime after Casey Calvary shattered his team’s backboard, forcing a 42-minute delay. Calvary finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds but the Zags missed a game-winning shot with 3.4 seconds remaining. Gonzaga 80, Santa Clara 77 Mar. 5, 2001 San Diego, CA Dan Dickau scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, and Gonzaga survived a barrage of late 3-pointers to beat Santa Clara 80-77 and win its third straight NCAA Tournament berth. Dickau was named WCC Tournament MVP as Gonzaga won an unprecedented third straight WCC tourney title. Gonzaga 86, Virginia 85 Mar. 16, 2001 Memphis, TN Casey Calvary put back a blocked shot with 9.2 seconds left to give Gonzaga an 86-85 victory over Virginia in the opening round of the South Regional. Dan Dickau scored 29 points, including 21 in the first half, as the Zags won their third straight NCAA Tournament opener. For Calvary it was his second NCAA Tournament game winner after a put back defeated Florida in 1999. Gonzaga 67, Texas 64 Nov. 23, 2001 Anchorage, AK Dan Dickau finished with 24 points including an off-balance layup and a pair of free throws with less than a minute left as Gonzaga knocked No. 23 Texas to advance to the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout. Zach Gourde blocked a Brian Boddicker 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and the Bulldogs scrambled for the ball as time expired. GU would fall to Marquette the next night in the championship game. Gonzaga 87, Fresno State 77 Dec. 6, 2001 Los Angeles, CA Cory Violette pulled down 20 rebounds and Dan Dickau dropped in 29 points as the Bulldogs of Gonzaga knocked off their second ranked opponent of the season with a 87-77
win over No. 16 Fresno State. The game played at the old Forum in Los Angeles was part of the inaugural Loud Records Fab Four Classic. Gonzaga 83, Saint Joseph’s 80 Dec. 31, 2001 Philadelphia, PA The Dan Dickau show continued it’s East Coast swing as the senior point guard hit a 3-pointer with 3.6 seconds remaining to lift the No. 22 ranked Bulldogs to an 83-80 victory over Saint Joseph’s. Dickau finished the night with 25 points including 5-for-8 from 3-point range. Gonzaga 95, New Mexico 90 (ot) Jan. 7, 2002 Albuquerque, NM The No. 18 Bulldogs survived an ill-advised technical foul and held on to beat New Mexico in overtime as the Bulldogs made their first appearance on ESPN’s Big Monday television package. Dan Dickau scored eight of his 19 points in overtime as the Bulldogs won their 10th straight game of the season. Gonzaga 91, Pepperdine 78 Feb. 16, 2002 Spokane, WA In the first nationally broadcast game for The Kennel, No. 8 Gonzaga avenged its only WCC loss of the season with a 91-78 victory over Pepperdine on ESPN2. Dan Dickau dropped in 26 points on his way to being named the WCC Player of the Year and the Bulldogs extended their home winning streak to 26-games, the third longest streak in the country. Indiana 76, Gonzaga 75 Nov. 26, 2002 Lahaina, HI Gonzaga made a 22-6 closing run against one of the more storied programs in the country but fell one point shy of the upset as No. 19 Indiana held off No. 20 Gonzaga in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational. Blake Stepp scored 11 of his 20 points in the dramatic run but his 3-pointer with seconds remaining fell short before Winston Brooks could lay it in at the buzzer for the final score. Ronny Turiaf added 24 points in the loss.
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