Gonzaga and West Virginia will be the first of 11 games as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. at the McCarthey Athletic...
SPOKANE — Gonzaga and West Virginia will be the first of 11 games as part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-off Marathon Monday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The game is a rematch of last spring’s NCAA tournament second-round game that saw the Bulldogs down the Mountaineers 77-54 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The showcase event to launch the collegiate basketball season on ESPN began in November 2008, and this will be the Bulldogs’ fourth straight appearance. Last season, Gonzaga defeated Washington State in Spokane, 89-81. The 2010-11 season saw the Zags fall to San Diego State 79-76 at home as part of the CBE Classic, and in 2009 Gonzaga lost a hard-fought, 75-71 decision at Michigan State.
Gonzaga went 26-7 overall and 13-3 in the West Coast Conference last season while West Virginia finished 19-14 after going 9-9 in the Big East, both teams earning at-large bids into the NCAA tournament.
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Last year’s NCAA tournament game was the first between the schools. The Bulldogs appeared in their 14th straight NCAA tournament, while WVU was in its seventh in the past eight years, including a trip to the 2010 Final Four.
Monday, Nov. 12
9 p.m.:West Virginia @ Gonzaga
11 p.m.: Davidson @ New Mexico
Tuesday, Nov. 13
1 a.m.: Houston Baptist @ Hawaii
3 a.m.: Stony Brook @ Rider
5 a.m.: Northern Illinois @ Valparaiso
7 a.m.: Harvard @ Massachusetts
9 a.m.: Temple @ Kent State
11 a.m.: Detroit @ St. John’s
1 p.m.: Butler @ Xavier
4 p.m.: Michigan State vs. Kansas (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome in Atlanta)
Approx 30 min following MSU/KU: Duke vs. Kentucky (Champions Classic)