Gonzaga was originally slated to play Santa Clara and BYU to play Pacific, but both the Broncos’ and the Tigers’ programs are currently on pause due to COVID. Rather than have all four teams sit quietly on a Thursday night, the WCC worked quickly to put this game together. Tonight’s game is a rescheduling of the originally planned Feb. 6 game. What happens on Feb. 6 hasn’t been determined yet.
The Cougars are probably chomping at the bit to play, having not seen the court for a game since Dec. 23. Gonzaga, meanwhile, is most likely excited to avenge their last recorded loss. The last time the two teams met in Provo, BYU came away 91-78 win.
BYU was poised to make the NCAA Tournament last season, and looks on track to do so again this year. They’ve got the non-conference resume to back it up, but an upset over Gonzaga would virtually seal that ticket.
- Time: 5:30 pm
- TV: ESPN
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