Residents at Spokane assisted living facility bond through Gonzaga basketball

Approximately a half hour before tipoff Monday night for Gonzaga versus Baylor, Cathy Ford didn’t have as much of a prediction as she had a prayer.

“I hope it isn’t like the last game,” said Ford, 71, referring to Gonzaga’s buzzer-beater win over UCLA to make the title game.

Ford was among the residents at the Touchmark on South Hill retirement home in Spokane watching the NCAA Tournament title game. The assisted-living facility hosted an overwhelmingly pro-Gonzaga crowd for the game.

Monday night’s social saw Touchmark serving beer and wine to residents with two primary gathering spots upstairs to watch the game: The Clock, Touchmark’s sports bar named after

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