Saint Mary's took care of the ball, got some good looks at the basket and generally had a decent game at the offensive end.
The Gaels just couldn't get anything to go in, which gave them no chance against a team like top-ranked Gonzaga.
Leading scorer Matthew Dellavedova struggled against Gonzaga's trapping defense and the rest of the Gaels clanged one shot after to another, leading to a 65-51 loss to the Zags on Monday night in the West Coast Conference tournament final.
''Sometimes playing well comes down to making shots,'' Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. ''I think it's that simple: We didn't shoot the ball well enough to stay close in this game and get it down to the stretch.''
Already headed to the NCAA tournament for the 15th straight season, Gonzaga (31-2) sure had the look of a NCAA tournament No. 1 seed against the West Coast rivals, dominating at both ends.
The deep Zags shot 52 percent, dominated inside and teamed up to hound Dellavedova everywhere he went. Kel...