Arena: McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.
Final Four Appearances: 1 (2017)
Notable Players: John Stockton, Frank Burgess, Jim McPhee, Adam Morrison
Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball Tickets
The Gonzaga Bulldogs' basketball team is one of the unique underdog stories in sports history. The team rose from the lower ranks of Division I to become one of the nation's top teams in the 2010s. A mid-sized school with little basketball history, Gonzaga made its first-ever NCAA appearance in 1995 but couldn't advance past Maryland in the first round. In 1999, the team returned to the NCAA Tournament as a 10 seed. During its famous Cinderella run that year, Gonzaga defeated Stanford and Florida before losing to eventual champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight regional finals. After head coach Dan Monson took the job at Minnesota in the offseason, the school hired Mark Few to lead the team. With his panache for recruiting and player development, Few molded the team into a perennial title contender and set the school record for the number of wins. In its best-ever season under Few, Gonzaga finished 37-2 and went to the 2017 national championship game, but it lost to North Carolina by a score of 71-65. If you are a fan of the team, then you can purchase Gonzaga Bulldogs' basketball tickets at StubHub.
What was Gonzaga’s record last season?
Gonzaga finished the 2018-2019 season with a record of 33-4. The team had a perfect 16-0 record in the conference regular season but lost to Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference Tournament. After receiving a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga lost 75-69 to Texas Tech in the Elite Eight.
What are the top teams on the current Gonzaga Bulldogs' basketball schedule?
Gonzaga entered the 2019-2020 season ranked No. 8 in the AP preseason poll. Some of its biggest non-conference opponents include Washington, Arizona and North Carolina. During the conference portion of the schedule, Gonzaga faces BYU for a home game on Jan. 18 and an away game on Feb. 22. The team also goes to Saint Mary’s on Feb. 8 and then returns to face them again at home on Feb. 29 to close the season.
Where do the Gonzaga Bulldogs play?
The Gonzaga Bulldogs' basketball team plays at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Opened in 2004 in honor of Gonzaga graduates, donors and trustee members from the McCarthey family, this center has an approximate seating capacity of 6,000, including standard seating and luxury suites. The arena is located on campus near the Spokane River.
What is a Gonzaga game like?
Gonzaga basketball has a distinct home-court advantage. With a loud, raucous atmosphere, it is known for the Kennel Club student section, the tradition of the Empty Chair and the "Go, Gonzaga!" fight song played by the school band. During breaks and timeouts, fans can enjoy a performance from the official dance team and a coed student hip hop dance group known as the Bomb Squad. The school is represented by a costumed mascot called Spike the Bulldog.
Who are Gonzaga’s biggest rivals?
Gonzaga shares a conference rivalry with Saint Mary’s. Because Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s have largely dominated the West Coast Conference in the 21st century, the outcome of their games often determines the conference champion. The 100th overall meeting between the teams occurred at the end of the 2019 season. Gonzaga also occasionally plays in-state Pac-12 team Washington. Although the teams first played in 1910, the rivalry has grown more heated in the 21st century as both programs have become more successful on a national stage.Back to Top