• The Zags host West Virginia, the team they ousted from the NCAA tournament in March, in a play-in game Monday night for the Old...

• The Zags host West Virginia, the team they ousted from the NCAA tournament in March, in a play-in game Monday night for the Old Spice Classic Nov. 22-25 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The field includes Vanderbilt, Davidson, Oklahoma and Clemson.

• Coach Mark Few’s friendship with Bruce Weber results in two games this year — the Battle in Seattle on Dec. 15 with Weber’s new team, Kansas State, and the fourth game in a series with Illinois on Dec. 8 in Spokane. The Illini fired Weber in March.

• Gonzaga is the opponent for Butler’s hosting of ESPN’s College Basketball GameDay on Jan. 19.

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