Gonzaga handled Texas A&M 94-71 late Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center to improve to 3-0. We’ll keep it uniform with three takeaways from the Zags’ victory.
Gonzaga was expecting a stout challenge from Texas A&M, nicely timed before the loaded eight-team Maui Invitational begins a three-day run Monday. The short-handed Aggies complied, for most of the first half. The third-ranked Zags created some separation late in the first half and controlled the second for a 94-71 victory in front of a packed house of 6,000 Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Gonzaga’s 94-71 win over Texas A&M on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane.
He may be a little unorthodox, but Josh Perkins has firmly placed himself among great Gonzaga point guards.
In the past year or so, those who watch Gonzaga basketball games on television have come to know Eric Rothman and Caron Butler well.
It has been a tale of two programs since Gonzaga and Texas A&M last met almost three years ago.
Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs host the Texas A&M Aggies at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. You can watch the game on ESPN2.
Gonzaga shares second place nationally with its student-athletes graduating at a 99 percent rate, according the latest NCAA figures. Harvard achieved 100 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Zags shared second with Columbia, Dartmouth, Evansville, Loyola-Chicago and Yale.
Texas A&M visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday, and there’s a good chance third-ranked Gonzaga will see an Aggies’ squad closer to full strength.
Texas A&M has multiple scoring threats, with five players averaging in double figures, but point guard TJ Starks appears to be one of the Aggies’ barometers.
Gonzaga Prep’s Anton Watson officially signed his National Letter of Intent to join the Gonzaga men’s basketball program next season on Wednesday after orally committing last June.
Gonzaga bolstered its 2019 recruiting class with a standout forward from Texas. Drew Timme announced his commitment Wednesday morning to the Zags at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas.