It might have meant more had the victory come in past seasons, when Gonzaga was a consistent March Madness dark horse to win national titles, but Santa Clara’s 85-71 men’s basketball victory Thursday night definitely qualifies as an upset.

Gonzaga (13-6) is having a somewhat down year and looks unlikely to win a West Coast Conference title this season, yet they have owned the Broncos (11-9 overall, 2-2 WCC) for almost a decade.

Kevin Foster scored a career-high 36 points to lead SCU to its first win over the Zags since 2001. Gonzaga had won 22 of the previous 23 meetings between the two programs.

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