Here’s The Game-Winner That Kept Top-Ranked Gonzaga Undefeated

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Top-ranked Gonzaga survived by the skin of their teeth Tuesday night, needing a game-winning bucket to beat in-state rival Washington.

Star Bulldogs’ forward Rui Hachimura scored two of his 26 points just when the team needed them most. Gonzaga defeated the unranked Huskies 81-79, moving Gonzaga to 9-0 on the season. (RELATED: Here’s How Fans Welcomed LeBron James In Return To Cleveland)

The Bulldogs led 40-30 at halftime, but the Huskies were able to crawl their way back in the game and put a real scare into their top-ranked rival on their home court. This was Gonzaga’s 12th win over Washington in their last 13 games, a milestone that demonstrates the type of powerhouse that head coach Mark Few has built in Spokane. (RELATED: Auburn Player Foolishly Tries To Dunk On Duke Star Zion Williamson. The End Result Wasn’t Pretty)

Gonzaga will hit the road Sunday to take on sixth-ranked Tennessee, in what will be one of the most anticipated games of the entire season.

It will take a strong effort for the Bulldogs to improve to 10-0 and keep their top spot in the polls for another week.

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