Too Cold to Camp: Gonzaga Prepares for Battle With BYU - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Gonzaga Basketball

Too Cold to Camp: Gonzaga Prepares for Battle With BYU

Updated:
Eager students were evicted from their tents outside the McCarthey Athletic Center on Wednesday, but were allowed to return after 7 a.m. (Photo: SWX) Eager students were evicted from their tents outside the McCarthey Athletic Center on Wednesday, but were allowed to return after 7 a.m. (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

How cold is it? Cold enough for The Kennel Club to tell students NOT to camp out in anticipation of Thursday's pivotal game.

Students were kicked out the tent city overnight, but were told they could return to their tents around 7 a.m. At around 6 a.m. Wednesday the temperature was hovering around 15 degrees.

The Bulldogs take on second-place BYU Thursday night. That is now the focus as Gonzaga moves forward after a heartbreaking loss to Butler on Saturday.

"We didn't dwell on that loss," said senior forward Sam Dower. "We thought about it that night and just forget about it. We're just moving forward and thinking about BYU on Thursday."

"That last play – it could have happened to anybody," said guard Gary Bell Jr. about the last-second loss to Butler. "We told [Stockton] we're always going to be behind him. We're just going to get ready for BYU."

"It wasn't meant to be," added Elias Harris. "I realized it after the flight was over and we landed and I was like, ‘you know what… it happens,' move on to the next one."

Thursday's game gets underway at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.

 

Interesting to note:

Entering this week of play, the WCC home team has won just 12 of 34 contests in 2013.

The WCC is the only Division I conference with four teams ranked in the top 25 in scoring: Gonzaga (9), BYU (18), Santa Clara (19), Saint Mary's (23).

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...>>
    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...>>
  • Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
  • Cougar Baseball Falls 11-1 to Oregon

    Cougar Baseball Falls 11-1 to Oregon

    Tommy Thorpe tossed seven shutout innings and No. 10 Oregon defeated Washington State 11-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series at PK Park.>>
    Tommy Thorpe tossed seven shutout innings and No. 10 Oregon defeated Washington State 11-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series at PK Park.>>
  • GonzagaGonzagaMore>>

  • Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Zags Sign Arvydas Sabonis' Son to NLI

    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
    Domantas Sabonis, son of NBA Naismith Hall of Famer and Portland Trail Blazers great Arvydas Sabonis, has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Gonzaga University this fall, Bulldog head coach Mark Few said Thursday.>>
  • WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    WSU, Zags to Face Off at the Spokane Arena Next Season

    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
    Washington State is reportedly moving their home game vs. Gonzaga to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena this upcoming season.>>
  • Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. >>
    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. >>