Gonzaga will try to do Wednesday night what no other team in school history has done before. The Zags have a chance to begin the season a perfect 9-0 for the first time ever.
The Bulldogs are in for a tough road test, as they head south on Highway 195 to take on in-state rival Washington State.
By Gonzaga Univ. athletics
SPOKANE, Wash. – (Dec. 4, 2012 – www.GoZags.com) Sophomore Sunny Greinacher scored a career-high 16 points and the Gonzaga University women's basketball team beat Eastern Washington University 65-50 on Tuesday evening to improve to 7-2 on the season.
Fresh of a convincing victory against Portland, Washington State shifts its focus to the big, bad Gonzaga Bulldogs. A rivalry game.
The Cougars come into Wednesday's contest with a measure of confidence after having outscored the Pilots 32-12 in the paint on Saturday.
This is Gonzaga's year. The Zags, at 8-0, have tied their best start in school history and they say they've only just begun.
Gonzaga is also back in the Top 10 on both the AP and USA Today polls for the first time in four years.
SWXRIGHTNOW.COM - With today's release of the AP NCAA Men's Basketball polls, the Gonzaga Bulldogs find themselves in a place they haven't been since December 22, 2008...among the top 10 teams in the nation.
The Zags are ranked #10 in both the USA Today Coaches and Associated Press
When Gonzaga and Stanford take the court Sunday the game will feature a bit of sibling rivalry. Elle Tinkle plays for Gonzaga. Her sister, Joslyn plays for Stanford.
What are the chances?
Elle, a freshman with the Zags, has a chance to go up against her big sister.
Come this time next week, Gonzaga could be off to its best start since 1994 when the coach was the legendary Dan Fitzgerald.
On Thursday the Zags host Lewis-Clark State, the NAIA team from Lewiston. And then on Saturday they play Pacific.
If there is one thing the Zags have proven so far this season, it is this: depth matters. As it happens, they have plenty of it.
From Kelly Olynyk to Przemek Karnowski and Sam Dower in the middle, to any of the guards on the outside, Gonzaga's bench has turned into a considerable asset.