No. 18 Zags Escape The Pit With 95-90 Overtime Win Over New Mexico
Jan 7, 2002
By PETE HERRERA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Dan Dickau scored eight of his 19 points in overtime and No. 18 Gonzaga survived an ill-advised technical to beat New Mexico 95-90 on Monday night.
Dickau, the Bulldogs' leading scorer, put Gonzaga ahead for good at 91-89 with a short bank-shot with 35 seconds left. Forced to foul, New Mexico picked on Dickau, who hit four foul shots in the final 19 seconds.
The win was the 10th straight for Gonzaga (13-2), which snapped New Mexico's eight-game winning streak.
New Mexico (10-4) had a chance to win it in regulation after Gonzaga's Alex Hernandez was assessed a technical with 7 seconds left for arguing a charging call on Dickau.
New Mexico guard Ruben Douglas, who along with Marlon Parmer sparked a second half rally the erased a 12-point Gonzaga lead, missed both foul shots.
Parmer, who scored a career-high 30 points, then took the inbounds pass, nearly lost the ball at midcourt and had to force up a 25-footer that wasn't close.
Five straight points by Parmer, on a 3-pointer and a coast-to-coast layup, gave New Mexico an 87-86 lead with 1:59 left in overtime. Parmer's free throw with 47.6 seconds tied it at 89, and moments later Dickau put the Bulldogs in front.
Dickau also had 10 assists and no turnovers while playing all 44 minutes.
Guard Blake Stepp led four Bulldogs in double figures with 20 points.
Douglas, who scored eight straight points over a one-minute stretch of the second half, scored 19 for the Lobos.
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