For the first time since 1972, the Gonzaga Bulldogs and North Dakota Fighting Hawks will face each other. It is the fifth all-time meeting between the two schools and Gonzaga has won the previous four match-ups.
North Dakota was picked to finish fifth in the preseason media poll of the Big Sky Conference. They are likely not going to have much of a fighting chance considering Mark Few coached teams are 38-1 against Big Sky competition.
Today is the first of a couple of tuneup games before the Zags head to San Diego State for their final game of the non-conference schedule. Gonzaga, which sits at 8-2, can call this offseason a success (barring a monumental collapse). The two losses were a double-overtime loss to Florida in the PK80 and a loss to the top ranked Villanova Wildcats.