View Full Version : Gonzaga in 4 of 50 Must See Games of the Year

11-09-2011, 03:41 PM

As per Jeff Goodman. You got to love our schedule this year!

12. Gonzaga at Xavier, Dec. 31 (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2) -- Here's another terrific New Year's Eve contest, this one involving a pair of the top non-Power Six programs.

37. Michigan State at Gonzaga, Dec. 10 (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2) -- No one plays a more difficult non-conference slate year after year than Tom Izzo and Mark Few.

43. Butler at Gonzaga, Dec. 20 (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2) -- Two of the elite mid-major programs in America. Also, two of the more mellow head coaches in the country.

46. Gonzaga at Saint Mary's, Jan. 12 (11 p.m. ET on ESPN2) -- The WCC's two top programs (no disrespect to BYU) go at it. The 'Zags will try and pound it down low.

11-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Wow St. Mary's is in one.

11-09-2011, 03:51 PM
Wait. You mean to tell me that the gaels VS Bethune-Cookman and Kennesaw State in the continental Tire Las Vegas Classic did not get even honorable mention?

11-09-2011, 03:59 PM
I posted this a while back :)

11-09-2011, 04:03 PM
I posted this a while back :)

Actually, this just came out a couple hours ago. Maybe you posted another one by another writer?

11-09-2011, 04:25 PM
I'll add #51 to his list:
The first conference match up between Gonzaga and BYU. The Zags aim for revenge after their Jimmer-ousting in the NCAAs (if Jimmer was still around, it would probably make his Top 10).

11-09-2011, 05:08 PM
Actually, this just came out a couple hours ago. Maybe you posted another one by another writer?

Yeah, this is a different one. MSU at Gonzaga didn't make the previous list (oversight).

11-09-2011, 05:21 PM
So much info it all sometimes looks same, my bad :)

U Zig, I Zag
11-09-2011, 07:42 PM
What's the 'student situation' with the home games this year? It's just Butler, from what I understand... correct?

11-09-2011, 07:51 PM
Christmas Holiday begins December 16.
Residence halls open January 15.

That would leave these home games without most of the students:

Dec. 20--Butler This is the only one of the "must see" games which will be without most of the students
Dec. 22--Air Force
Dec. 28--Portland
Jan. 5--Pepperdine
Jan. 7--Santa Clara