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Gonzaga Men's Basketball Schedule Features 15-Game Home Slate

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SPOKANE, Wash. (September 9, 2013 – http://www.gozags.com) – Gonzaga University head men's basketball coach Mark Few announced a 15-game regular-season home schedule Monday for the 2013-14 season.

            The regular season will tip off Nov. 9 in a battle of Bulldogs as Bryant University of Smithfield, RI, visits the McCarthey Athletic Center for the first of four straight home games to start the season. Bryant is a member of the Northeast Conference.

            Colorado State University and Gonzaga will meet for the first time since 1996 when the Rams come to town Nov. 11. The teams last met in the Bank One Dodge Classic hosted by CSU, the Rams taking the championship game over the Zags 72-61. Gonzaga won the first meeting in the series in 1959, claiming the Idaho State Classic in Pocatello, Idaho, 81-77.

            Gonzaga will host another first-time opponent Nov. 17 when Oakland University of Rochester, Mich.,  provides the competition. The Golden Grizzlies are members of the Horizon League and have made five straight post-season appearances, including two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

            The early-season home slate ends against Washington State University Nov. 21. The Bulldogs won last year's meeting in Pullman when Kevin Pangos drove the length of the court for a lay-in with 2 seconds remaining for the 71-69 victory. Gonzaga has won two straight in the series and four of the last five.

            Gonzaga's first game away from the McCarthey Athletic Center will be at the EA Sports Maui Invitational Nov. 25-27. The Zags will open against Dayton University in the last game of the day. The Bulldogs are in the same bracket with host Chaminade University and Baylor University. Gonzaga won its last appearance in Maui in 2009.

            Another first-time opponent will greet Gonzaga when they get back from Maui as Coppin State University travels to the McCarthey Athletic Center Dec. 1. The Eagles, located in Baltimore, Md., are members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

            The Bulldogs will host their fourth first-time opponent Dec. 7 against New Mexico  State University. Located in Las Cruces, NM, the Aggies won the WAC tournament and made their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance last season. The WAC Tournament is held at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., following the West Coast Conference Tournament played at the same venue.

            The NMSU game will be the final home non-conference game for the Bulldogs, who will play three straight games away from the McCarthey Athletic Center beginning Dec. 10 at West Virginia University. The Zags defeated WVU 84-50 last season in Spokane.

            The 11th annual Battle in Seattle will be Dec. 14 at KeyArena against the University of South  Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference. This won't be the first meeting between the teams in Seattle as their inaugural game was in 1995 in the U.S. West Tournament hosted by the University of Washington, the Zags prevailing 60-43.

            Gonzaga will face Kansas State University in the Wichita Wildcat Classic Dec. 21 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The contest is a return game by the Bulldogs for KSU playing in the Battle in Seattle last season, a contest won by Gonzaga 68-52.

            The new-look 10-team, 18-game West Coast Conference begins play Dec. 28 with Gonzaga hosting Santa Clara University in the first of four straight WCC home games for the Zags. Gonzaga will also face the University of San Francisco Dec. 30, Saint Mary's College Jan. 2 and WCC newcomer University of the Pacific Jan. 4.

            Gonzaga's first road action in conference play will be Jan. 9 at the University of Portland.

            Gonzaga will go out of conference play Feb. 8 to play the University of Memphis for ESPN Game Day.

            The Bulldogs will conclude WCC play with four straight road contest beginning Feb. 20 at BYU.

            The WCC Tournament will once again return to The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The new format will have the No. 7 team playing the No. 10 team and No. 8 facing No. 9 on Thursday, March 6, for the right to advance to the eight-team format formerly used by the WCC. That format has No. 1 facing No. 8, No. 2 vs. No. 7, No. 3 meeting No. 6 and No. 4 and No. 5 squaring off in the quarterfinals March 8. The WCC Tournament will also extend a day with the men's and women's semifinals Monday, March 10, and the championship games Tuesday, March 11.

            Gonzaga will play one exhibition game this year against Simon Fraser Oct. 25 in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

            Starting times and the complete television package will be announced later.

 

2014 Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Schedule

(All Times Pacific Time Zone – All Times TBA unless otherwise noted)

            October

            25 – Simon Fraser (ex.).

            November

            9 – Bryant; 11 – Colorado State (ESPNU), 6 p.m.; 17 – Oakland (Mich.); 21 – Washington State; 25 – Dayton @ EA Sports Maui Invitational (ESPN2), 9 p.m.; 26 – Chaminade/Baylor @ EA Sports Maui Invitational; 27 – EA Sports Maui Invitational.

            December

            1 – Coppin State; 7 – New Mexico State (ESPNU), 8 p.m.; 10 – West Virginia (ESPN); 14 – South Alabama @ Battle In Seattle (KeyArena); 21 – Kansas State @ Wichita Wildcat Classic (INTRUST Bank Arena) (ESPN2), 12:30 p.m.; 28 - *Santa Clara; 30 - *San Francisco.

 

            January

            2 – Saint Mary's; 4 - *University of the Pacific; 9 – *Portland; 16 – *Pepperdine; 18 – *Loyola Marymount; 23 – *San Diego; 25 - *BYU; 30 – *Santa Clara.

 

            February

            1 - *San Francisco; 5 - *Portland; 8 – Memphis (ESPN College Game Day); 13 – *Pepperdine; 15 – *Loyola Marymount; 20 - *BYU; 22 - *San Diego; 27 - *University of the Pacific.

 

            March

            1 - *Saint Mary's; 6-11 – West Coast Conference Championship @ Las Vegas, Nev. (The Orleans Arena).

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