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Boys’ basketball: St. John’s and Gonzaga to meet for title after dramatic wins

By By Michael Errigo; Washington Post, 02/25/19, 9:45AM EST


The final buzzer of the evening, drowned out by a chorus of screams, confirmed it: St. John’s and Gonzaga, the two biggest rivals in one of the country’s best basketball leagues, have a championship date set for Monday night. 

A matchup of the Cadets and the Eagles would draw a crowd in any context, but on Monday the longtime foes will play for a conference title after each of them won their semifinals in dramatic fashion Sunday. 

The first spot in Monday’s boys’ title game was earned by St. John’s with a perfectly-timed leap and one large, outstretched right hand.