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Zags ready for UConn - and oh yeah - Texas Southern, too

SPOKANE, Wash. - After a disappointing loss at Arizona, Gonzaga returns home to play Texas Southern, a team that has yet to win a game this season.

The Tigers' last game was December 6 against Washington in Seattle.  The Huskies beat Texas Southern 88-52.  The Tigers also have similar loses to Cincinnati and Marquette.

 "It's not like we've been playing Sisters of the Poor... It's hard to get emotionally charged - I think - for every game." 

-Mark Few
Gonzaga Head Coach

The goal for Gonzaga will be to not overlook Thursday's game at the McCarthey Athletic Center.  A lot of fans - both in and outside of the Northwest - are already looking forward to Saturday's game against Connecticut in Seattle.

Connecticut is ranked No. 2 in the nation with a perfect 9-0 record.  Gonzaga (7-1) is No. 8.  The Zags beat Uconn last December in Boston.

Coach Mark Few said the recent road trip has been hard on his team.

"This has been a long, hard stretch for us.  We haven't played at home in a month," said Few.

Time away from home is only part of it. 

"It's not like we've playing Little Sisters of the Poor, either.  You know, it's hard to get emotionally charged - I think - every game, and play with energy.  And obviously [Arizona] played like a home team," said Few.

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