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Putting Together the 2009-10 Schedule

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With all of the new information coming out in the past few days, it seems like the perfect time to map out what appears to be a nearly complete schedule.  Michigan State and Duke are obviously headline the schedule but just as important to Gonzaga fans is probably that Wake Forest game which will be taking place in the McCarthey Athletic Center.  One of the few power conference teams to come into the Kennel, Wake Forest hopefully starts a trend of big time teams coming onto Gonzaga's campus.  The mix of home/away, difficult/easy games is very balanced this season as scheduling the Davidson game is looking pretty smart right now as those last four big-time nonconference games are going to be very difficult.

What a schedule.  Well done by the staff as the continue with the "anyone, anywhere mantra"

(best viewed if the page is in wide on the left sidebar)

Opponent

Date

Game Notes

Game Difficulty

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@ Michigan State

November 17th

Michigan State is still loaded after finishing 2009 as the national runner up.  Izzo has a top-5 team.

10/10

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Colorado

November 23-25

Arizona, Wisconsin, Maryland, Chaminade, Vanderbilt, and Cincinnati make up the rest of the field.

3/10

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Washington State

Decmeber 2nd

Gonzaga dominated their in-state rival last season and will get the new look Cougs at home this season

4/10

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Wake Forest

December 5th

Wake lost a lot to the NBA Draft this past season but Al-Farouq Aminu will be a top player in the country this year.

8/10

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Davidson

December 12th

The Stephen Curry-less Wildcats are Gonzaga's Battle in Seattle opponent.  Should serve as a good warm up to a hard December/January

4/10

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@ Duke

December 19th

Basically a Duke home game at Madison Square Garden.  Always a fun match up as Duke will be very strong again.

9/10

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Oklahoma

December 31st

Willie Warren should benefit from Blake Griffin's departure and will probably put up player of the year type numbers.  Game at Spokane Arena

8/10

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@ Illinois

January 2nd

Gonzaga will travel to the United Center in Chicago to take on Illinois, who should challenge for a Big 10 crown this year.

7/10

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@ Memphis

February 6th

New coach, same Memphis team as they'll feature some amazing athletes in what has become Gonzaga's biggest hurdle.

9/10

There will be plenty of other "filler" type games for Gonzaga as far as nonconference is concerned.  This chart is just the games that will probably interest fans the most.  Other teams that Gonzaga will be taking on this year include Idaho, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne, Augustana, Eastern Washington, and Cal State-Bakersfield.