Cam Shelton scored a go-ahead with 13 seconds left, and Loyola Marymount ended No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game winning streak at home with a 68-67 score on Thursday night.
The Bulldogs’ home winning streak (16-4, 5-1 in the West Coast Conference) is tied with Long Beach State (1968-74) for the eighth-longest home winning streak in Division I history.
Shelton scored 27 points to lead the Lions (14-7, 4-3), who haven’t won in Spokane since 1991 and have lost 25 straight to the Zags.
LMU stuns No. 6 Gonzaga
The Bulldogs ended their nationally leading 75-game home winning streak.
Gonzaga has 93 straight wins over unranked opponents, 69 of them at home, and has wins over teams other than St. Mary’s and BYU in its previous 116 WCC games.
Gonzaga’s 36-game winning streak in January also came to an end. The Bulldogs have won 11 straight since a Dec. 2 loss to Baylor.
Jalin Anderson had 15 points and Keli Leaupepe had 11. Loyola Marymount led by as many as nine in the second half, denying Gonzaga’s final drive.
LMU took a 66-59 lead with 2:55 left on Shelton’s 3-pointer, but the Zags scored eight straight points on Drew Timm’s free throw with 41 seconds left to make it 67-66 . With the shot clock approaching, a run by Shelton outside the zone gave the Lions the lead, and Thiem’s last game-winning attempt was partially blocked by Le Opepe.
Thiem led the Zags with 17 points.
Auburn now has the longest home winning streak at 28.
The Associated Press reported.
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