Gonzaga comes into tonight with a two game lead in the win column over second place Saint Mary's. The Zags managed to avoid an upset against Santa Clara on Thursday before coasting past BYU on Saturday. Those two games took place at home, where the Zags have not lost this season.
Santa Clara is on a four game losing streak spanning two plus weeks. The very young Broncos will be looking for a second victory over a marquee WCC team. On January 9th, the Broncos won at Saint Mary's by completing a late game comeback.
More recently, an underhanded Broncos team put up a good fight against BYU but ultimately lost by ten points.
It's a battle between Santa Clara's freshman class of confidence and Gonzaga, the class of the conference.