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Gonzaga and Washington extend series to 2023-24

Heck yes.

NCAA Basketball: Washington at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Washington Huskies will battle for state bragging rights until 2024, the two schools announced today.

The two schools have agreed to another four-year home-and-home series, ensuring the two schools will alternate games for the near future.

Although the Huskies own the all-time series edge, winning 29 of the 47 games, the Zags have absolutely owned UW in recent memory, having won 12 of the 13 latest games (although last year’s win needed a Rui Hachimura game winner to pull it off).

Kudos to coaches Mark Few and Mike Hopkins for ensuring that the rivalry can continue in the future. Hopkins has rapidly turned the Huskies around in two years, taking a 9-22 206-17 UW squad and morphing that into an NCAA Tournament-caliber squad last season.

Although Washington lost leading scorer Jaylen Nowell to the NBA Draft, UW has the No. 10 ranked class of 2019, according to 247 Sports, featuring five-star big men Isaiah Stewart and Jaden McDaniels.

With the Huskies rapid ascent back to relevancy, it is awesome to see this series continue. Hopefully, UW/GU is a yearly norm again for the non-conference schedule.

The Zags will play at UW in the 2019-20 season.