Philadelphia Gonzaga needed overtime to deny Saint Joseph's its biggest win in four years.
Matt Bouldin scored 16 points, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to help No. 19 Gonzaga hold off Saint Joseph's, 70-65, on Thursday night.
Austin Daye scored 17 points and David Pendergraft had 13 for the Bulldogs (6-1), who needed a late rally in regulation for the thrilling win and to take the overall series lead in the battle of the small Jesuit universities.
Pat Calathes led the Hawks (3-2) with 24 points and Ahmad Nivins scored 14. The Hawks battled back from a 17-point deficit in the first half to take the lead late in the second.
Even with a frenzied sellout crowd rallying on the Hawks, they failed to hold on down the stretch in regulation. It came back to cost them in overtime.
Nivins missed two free throws with 1:32 left in overtime and the game tied at 61.