Cam Shelton hit the go-ahead layup with 13 seconds left and Loyola Marymount snapped No. 6 Gonzaga’s 75-game home winning streak with a 68-67 victory Thursday night.
The Bulldogs’ (16-4, 5-1 West Coast Conference) home streak had been tied with Long Beach State (from 1968-74) for the eighth-longest in Division I history.
Shelton scored 27 points to lead the Lions (14-7, 4-3), who hadn’t won in Spokane since 1991 and had lost 25 straight to the Zags.
LMU upsets No. 6 Gonzaga
The Bulldogs saw their national-leading 75-game winning streak at home come to an end.
Gonzaga had won 93 straight games against unranked opponents, including 69 at home, and had won its previous 116 WCC games against teams other than Saint Mary’s and BYU.
It also ended Gonzaga’s 36-game winning streak in the month of January. The Bulldogs had won 11 overall since losing to Baylor on Dec. 2.
Jalin Anderson added 15 points and Keli Leaupepe had 11 for the Lions. Loyola Marymount led by as many as nine in the second half and held off Gonzaga late.
LMU led 66-59 with 2:55 left after Shelton’s 3-pointer, but the Zags scored the next eight points to take a 67-66 lead on Drew Timme’s free throw with 41 seconds left. With the shot clock winding down, Shelton converted a runner from outside the lane to give the Lions the lead, and Timme’s last attempt to score was partially blocked by Leaupepe.
Timme led the Zags with 17 points.
Auburn now has the longest home winning streak, which is 28 straight.
Report from The Associated Press.
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