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Gonzaga Basketball

GU men meet Coppin State after short break from Maui

SUNDAY, DEC. 1, 2013

When the Gonzaga Bulldogs played in the Maui Invitational in 2005 and 2009, they had a week before their next contest.

This time they had four days. One of those was dedicated to team activities in Maui on Thanksgiving Day and a good portion of Friday was spent traveling back to Spokane. Four days after thumping Arkansas in Lahaina, the 11th-ranked Bulldogs (6-1) entertain Coppin State (2-3) this evening at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Coppin State, located in Baltimore, knocked off Oregon State in Corvallis three weeks ago. The Eagles, picked ninth in the 13-team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, lost 87-45 at No. 22 Michigan on Friday.

Senior Michael Murray, who led the Eagles in scoring (12.4) and rebounding (8.9) last season and a preseason All-MEAC first-team selection, missed the first four games with a broken finger. The 6-foot-5 forward scored four points in 23 minutes vs. Michigan.

Jim Meehan

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