The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be returning to the Battle 4 Atlantis in the 2019-20 season for the Thanksgiving holiday non-conference schedule tournament. The Zags last played the tournament in the Bahamas during the 2015-16 season, where they went 2-1.
Sources: North Carolina, Gonzaga, Michigan, Oregon, Iowa State, Seton Hall, Alabama, and Southern Miss will headline the 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 30, 2018
It is a solid lineup as always, highlighted by North Carolina, Michigan, Seton Hall and Oregon. Interestingly enough, if the bracket shaped cookie crumbles the correct way, the Zags could possibly face North Carolina twice in the 2019-2020 season. The Zags play at North Carolina this season, and North Carolina returns the favor in Spokane in 2019.
The rest of the field is good as expected, although the inclusion of Southern Miss is rather interesting. Southern Miss was thoroughly mediocre last year, going just 16-18, and three of their presumed five starters this year will most likely be seniors.
Gonzaga’s 2019-20 schedule also includes road games against Texas A&M, Washington and Arizona.