Mark Few is no stranger to tough non-conference schedules, and this year is no different
The days of traveling anywhere and everywhere to play each opponent are luckily over -- but the Zags will still log quite a few miles on the road. Gonzaga opens up its schedule with a game against Pittsburgh in Okinawa, Japan as part of the annual Armed Forces Classic.
A month later, the Bulldogs are off to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, which jumpstarts the rivalry with Washington a year early. That field also potential opponents in Texas A&M, Texas, Michigan and Connecticut, among others.
Then there is the big grudge match game against Arizona in Spokane. Gonzaga narrowly lost to Arizona in Tuscon last year and has a chance for a shot at retribution in front of the Kennel Club. Arizona is one of four Pac-12 teams the Zags will face.
Here is the non-conference schedule:
|Nov. 13||vs. Pittsburgh (Japan)|
|Nov. 18||vs. Northern Arizona|
|Nov. 21||vs. Mount St. Mary's|
|Nov. 25-27||Battle 4 Atlantis|
|Dec. 2||@ Washington State|
|Dec. 5||vs. Arizona|
|Dec. 8||vs. Montana|
|Dec. 12||vs. UCLA|
|Dec. 14||vs. St Martin's|
|Dec. 19||vs. Tennessee (Battle in Seattle)|
|Feb. 13||@ SMU|
All in all, it looks like a stellar schedule. College basketball can't get here soon enough.