The Gonzaga Bulldogs continue "on the road" to Portland to take on the Pilots on Thursday evening, the third of four games "on the road."
All the other games on this four-game swing are truly on the road, but in Portland, things tend to lean a bit heavily in Gonzaga's favor. Sure, the crowd (especially the students) makes its fair share of noise, but unfortunately, with Portland residing in the Pacific Northwest, there are quite a few Gonzaga alums in town for this game.
Not to mention that it is a homecoming game for both Silas Melson and Kyle Wiltjer (and Domantas Sabonis...sort of) and well, this isn't going to be the most ferocious road environment on the trip. It might be one of the more confusing ones, with equal amounts of yelling and screaming for both teams. So it goes.
Gonzaga has won four games in a row over Portland, 24 of the last 25, and 38 of the last 40. This has always been one of the most lopsided WCC matchups, and the Zags need to make sure to keep it that way.
Tipoff: 8:00 pm PT
TV: ESPNU (Roxy Bernstein, Corey Williams)
Radio: 1510 KGA/Sirius XM/TuneIn App (Tom Hudson, Matt Santangelo)