DeMatha and Gonzaga renew their rivalry on Friday night in Hyattsville. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 6 p.m. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT but the game is being broadcast on ESPN2. Check AllMetSports.com later tonight for game story, photo gallery and video highlights.
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Since 2001, DeMatha holds an 18-11 edge in the series between the schools. Since the start of the 2008-09 season — when current DeMatha seniors James Robinson and Jerami Grant were freshmen — the Stags hold a slim 6-5 advantage over their rivals. Eight of those 11 games have been decided by five points or fewer.
After the jump, a look at the rivalry over the years:
January 21, 2012: Gonzaga 76, DeMatha 74
Sophomore Jordan Abdur-Ra’oof makes two free throws with 1.2 seconds left for the win at American University.
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February 28, 2011: DeMatha 51, Gonzaga 48
Behind junior Jerami Grant’s 17 points, the Stags capture their third consecutive WCAC title and go on to the Abe Pollin City Title Game.
February 20, 2011: DeMatha 57, Gonzaga 52
After starting 0-6 from the field, sophomore Jarius Lyles comes alive in the third quarter and sparks a victory at home.
February 13, 2011: Gonzaga 62, DeMatha 52
Sophomore Nate Britt hits a three-pointer with a little under four minutes left to spark the Eagles to the win at Gallaudet University. Britt finishes with 17 points.
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March 20, 2010: Gonzaga 68, DeMatha 67
Down by one with 0.5 seconds left, senior Cedrick Lindsay was fouled on a three-point attempt. He made two of his three free throws to lift the Eagles to the win in the final of the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament at Frostburg State.
March 8, 2010: DeMatha 71, Gonzaga 52
DeMatha junior Quinn Cook drops 30 points in the WCAC final as the Stags cruise to an easy victory in Bender Arena.
February 22, 2010: DeMatha 73, Gonzaga 69
After the Stags blow a huge first half lead, senior Victor Oladipo leads the comeback, finishing with a career-high 26 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter.
January 29, 2010: Gonzaga 67, DeMatha 65
Senior Cedrick Lindsay comes up with a steal with one minute left in overtime and scores the game-winning basket at Bender Arena.
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March 5, 2009: DeMatha 62, Gonzaga 61
Senior Naji Hibbert scores the game-winning shot in the final seconds of the WCAC final at Bender Arena.
February 20, 2009: DeMatha 68, Gonzaga 65
Quinn Cook scores a team-high 25 points to lead the Stags.
January 21, 2009: Gonzaga 86, DeMatha 76
Senior Ian Hummer has a career-high 32 points and grabs 15 rebounds as the Eagles, who made all 21 free throws they attempted, win at home.
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February 15, 2008: Gonzaga 61, DeMatha 44
Avenging his team’s only loss of the regular season, Ian Hummer scores 23 points and has 12 rebounds to lead the Eagles to the road win.
January 15, 2008: DeMatha 45, Gonzaga 42
Football star Kenny Tate only scores three points, but has 13 rebounds and three blocks to help the Stags upset previously undefeated Gonzaga.
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January 23, 2007: Gonzaga 62, DeMatha 61
Gonzaga pulls off a miraculous comeback, scoring five points in the final seconds. Junior Max Kenyi sinks a three-pointer with 4.5 seconds left to give the Eagles the win in Hyattsville.
December 12, 2006: DeMatha 51, Gonzaga 49
Freshman Byron Allen banks in the game-winning shot with 16 seconds left; he finishes with eight points.