Gonzaga fans can rejoice with the season being right around the corner. As the new 2023-2024 schedule was released today, here are some key notes:
- A confirmed five matchups against ESPN’s way-too-early Top 25 teams (Purdue - #3, UConn - #5, San Diego State - #12, Kentucky - #17, Saint Mary’s - #23).
- Maui Invitational features five teams ranked in ESPN’s way-too-early Top 25 rankings (Kansas - #1, Purdue - #3, Gonzaga - #7, Tennessee - #8, and Marquette - #10).
- In total, Gonzaga will face six teams (potentially more) that appeared in the NCAA Tournament last season (Purdue, USC, UConn, San Diego State, Kentucky, Saint Mary’s). Seven of the non-conference opponents won 20+ games in 2022-23 and finished inside the Top 125 of last season’s NET Rankings.
- Gonzaga plays teams from nine different conferences, including the Big Ten, Big East, Pac-12, SEC and potentially the ACC and Big-12.
Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho