SPOKANE, Wash. - The Bulldogs brought their "A" game Saturday and beat Cal State Northridge 85-59 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
Gonzaga University was hoping to avoid an emotional letdown following "The Game" and get back on the winning track.
The Bulldogs lost Wednesday's home game 51-47, just their second setback in four years in the McCarthey Athletic Center, to Washington State University in a battle of ranked teams. WSU won for the second straight year after taking last year's meeting in Pullman 77-67 to snap Gonzaga's seven-game winning streak in the series.
It's been 14 years since Gonzaga University and Cal State Northridge met the last time. The Bulldogs took a 90-57 victory over the Matadors in the consolation game of the 1993 Fry's Invitational hosted by Stanford University.
The first meeting was Dec. 18, 1965, in the Matadome on the Northridge campus, the Matadors prevailing 80-67.
Current Gonzaga University head coach Mark Few was beginning his fifth year on the Bulldogs coaching staff, his third as a fulltime assistant, when the Bulldogs and Cal State Northridge met the last time on Nov. 27, 1993.