WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010, 12:14 P.M.

GU-Illinois tickets on sale Saturday

Pre-sale tickets for the Dec. 4th Battle in Seattle featuring Gonzaga versus Illinois will go on sale Saturday in Spokane. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at three Fred Meyer locations.

More info below.

From BIS PR: 

 Pre-sale tickets for the Comcast Battle in Seattle will be available to Spokane residents and members of the Comcast Battle in Seattle mailing list at 10:00am on Saturday, September 11th. The pre-sale gives an exclusive opportunity for fans to purchase tickets to the game that is expected to sell out. 


This pre-sale will last from 10:00am September 11th until 10:00pm on September 16th to ensure that hometown fans have the chance to see their Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the Illinois Fighting Ilini on December 4th at KeyArena. Tickets are available in the following Ticketmaster locations:



Fred Meyer
400 S. Thor St.
Spokane, WA 99202


Fred Meyer
12120 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208


Fred Meyer
E. 15609 Sprague Rd.
Veradale, WA 99037


The Seattle event will be the fourth all-time meeting between the teams, with Illinois currently leading the series 2-1.  The teams played last season with the Zags winning 85-83 in overtime on a Elias Harris layup with :12 to play.  Illinois trailed by as many as 21 in the first half of that game and led by eight in the second but needed a 3-pointer by Dominique Keller in the closing seconds of regulation after a miss by Demetri McCamey to tie it 79-79.


Illinois’ appearance in the Emerald City will mark the first time the Big Ten team will play in Seattle since the 1989 Final Four. 


GU coach Mark Few's teams have a 4-3 record in Comcast Battle in Seattle games.  Last season the 20th ranked Bulldogs scored 103 points to defeat the Davidson Wildcats.  Elias Harris led the way with 27 points and 5 rebounds.  The Bulldog’s other victories in the history of the event have come over Missouri (2003), UMass (2004), and Oklahoma State (2005).  The Zags have also taken on Nevada (2006), Tennessee (2007) and Connecticut (2008) in previous years.

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