Action from the Gonzaga vs. Washington men's college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.
Three days less than 20 years ago, Bob Bender did a nice thing for some coaching buddies and unwittingly changed the arc of basketball at the University of Washington. He brought the Huskies to play Gonzaga in Spokane.
When Bill Walton is the analyst on your local college basketball game, you’re treated to many different experiences.
This didn’t look anything like Gonzaga’s first eight games of the season. Or its last four victories against cross-state rival Washington. But it was still effective.
The Huskies tied the game with nine seconds remaining on a pair of Jaylen Nowell free throws, but the Bulldogs (9-0) went right to Hachimura on the next possession and the junior forward hit a mid-range jumper for the win.