KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Steven Gray scored 20 points and No. 22 Gonzaga stopped a rare two-game losing streak with a 66-63 victory over Marquette on Tuesday night in the third-place game of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.
The Bulldogs (3-2) lost to then-No. 25 San Diego State 79-76 last week and to No. 4 Kansas State 81-64 in the semifinals on Monday, a rare losing blowout.
Elias Harris had 19 points and reserve Mangisto Arop had 15, 10 in the second half when he kept the Bulldogs in front as Marquette (4-2) kept chipping away at an 11-point second-half deficit.
Jimmy Butler, who finished with 22 points, had a chance to tie the game but his long 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded was well off the mark and the Golden Eagles had their second straight loss after losing 82-77 to No. 1 Duke in the semifinals.
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