Gonzaga Falls To San Francisco, 96-91 in OT
Jan. 22, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Cody Doolin converted a 3-point play with 4.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and San Francisco upset Gonzaga 96-91 on Saturday in a game marred by physical play.
The Dons (10-10, 4-1 West Coast) benefited from an elbow by Gonzaga's Robert Sacre in the final minute of regulation that was called an intentional foul.
Doolin finished with 23 points and Angelo Caloiaro scored 17 points in the biggest win of the year for San Francisco, who moved into sole possession of second place in the conference.
Steven Gray and Demetri Goodson had 20 points apiece for the Bulldogs (13-7, 3-2), who suffered their second straight loss following a nine-game winning streak. A setback at Santa Clara on Thursday was their first defeat since an 83-79 loss at Notre Dame on Dec. 11.
Doolin milked the clock in the final seconds of overtime before driving the left of the lane and banking in a left-handed layup over Mathis Moenninghoff for a 3-point play.
Just to get to that point, the Dons had to stage a frantic rally in regulation.
Caloiaro made a layup and drew a foul on Elias Harris with a little more than two minutes remaining to tie the score at 77-all. He missed the free throw.
After the Dons went ahead by one, David Stockton - son of Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton - hit a 3-pointer to give Gonzaga an 81-79 lead 41.6 seconds left. Then, Rashad Green missed the second of two free throws, with Sacre grabbing the rebound that led to a sure-to-be-debated call by Gonzaga.
Sacre swung his elbows, connecting with Caloiaro's face and knocking him to the ground hard. Officials initially called a foul, but changed it to an intentional foul after a video review - giving San Francisco two free throws and the ball and, seemingly, the victory.
That would have to wait.
The Dons chose not to foul in the final seconds of regulation and watched helplessly as Goodson made a 3-pointer to force overtime. Goodson stood flexing his muscles at halfcourt, swarmed by teammates in celebration.
Even that was premature.
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