Gonzaga has been the class of the West Coast Conference, regular hoisting regular-season and tournament trophies for nearly two decades.
David Stockton had 21 points, Sam Dower Jr. added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Gonzaga advanced to the West Coast Conference title game for the 17th straight year with a 70-54 win over Saint Mary's.
Gonzaga University and Saint Mary's College concluded the regular season just a week ago in Moraga, Calif., the Bulldogs routing the homestanding Gaels 75-47.
David Stockton sank the game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds left Saturday night to lift top-seeded Gonzaga past No. 9 seed Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals 77-75.
Top-seeded Gonzaga University will face No. 9 seed Santa Clara University Saturday in the 6 p.m. quarterfinal of the West Coast Conference Basketball Championship at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.