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Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 conference games to air on ESPN channels

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams defends Saint Mary’s Jordan Hunter in last season’s WCC Tournament. (John Locher / Associated Press)
Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams defends Saint Mary’s Jordan Hunter in last season’s WCC Tournament. (John Locher / Associated Press)

Ten of Gonzaga’s 18 WCC men’s basketball games will be televised on ESPN’s family of networks.

The Zags’ remaining eight conference matchups will be available on Root and either KHQ, SWX or KAYU.

The WCC released its broadcast schedule Thursday as well as setting game times.

As usual, Gonzaga’s matchups with Saint Mary’s and BYU will air on ESPN or ESPN2. The Zags and Gaels hook up in Spokane on Jan. 18 and in Moraga, California, on Feb. 10. GU and BYU clash in Spokane on Feb. 3 and in Provo, Utah, on Feb. 24 in the regular-season finale.

Gonzaga’s other WCC dates on ESPN channels: vs. Pacific on Dec. 28, at Pepperdine on Jan. 4, at Loyola Marymount on Jan. 6, at San Francisco on Jan. 13, at Portland on Jan. 25, and at San Diego on Feb. 22.

The Zags will appear on ESPN stations at least 15 times during the regular season, including PK80 Invitational games over Thanksgiving holiday, Creighton on Dec. 1 and Villanova on Dec. 5.

WCC Tournament games also will be shown on ESPN’s family of networks.

Gonzaga’s contest at Washington on Dec. 10 will be on Pac-12 Networks. GU’s road date with San Diego State will be on CBS Sports Network on Dec. 21.

The Zags’ exhibition game against College of Idaho on Nov. 4 will be on KHQ. GU’s first three regular-season games against Texas Southern (Nov. 10), Howard (Nov. 14) and Utah State (Nov. 18) will be televised on KHQ and Root.

All 90 WCC games will be broadcast live in some manner regionally or nationally.

Gonzaga has two 8 p.m. conference tipoffs (at Pepperdine and at Portland) and one at 4 p.m. (vs. Santa Clara on Dec. 30).