After a nice warm up game against the Texas Southern Tigers, the Zags have a really nice warm up game against the Howard Bison. Howard was one of the worst teams in the nation last season, and all signs are pointing to a repeat performance.
This game serves as the perfect tune up for Gonzaga prior to the PK 80. A fine showing at the holiday tournament will go a long way for the Zags when March goes around. But with all the new faces on the squad, there is still some chemistry that needs to be worked out. This game provides an excellent backdrop for that.
It’ll be a big night (hopefully) for Johnathan Williams, who is two points away from 1,000 career points. He also sits two away from 250 offensive rebounds. It is the third meeting between the two schools, although it has been over a quarter of a century since the last matchup.