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ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla: Gonzaga Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks are nation’s best teams

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) chest bumps Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) as they begin to rebuild their lead against Ohio State during the first half of the second round of the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) chest bumps Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) as they begin to rebuild their lead against Ohio State during the first half of the second round of the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

With less than three months remaining before they take the floor for the first time, Gonzaga men’s basketball is already being called one of college hoops’ top dogs.

ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla said the Bulldogs and the Kansas Jayhawks are the top teams in college basketball during a recent interview with FloHoops.

“To me, the two best teams in the country right now are Kansas and Gonzaga,” Fraschilla said in the interview. “Upperclassmen, older guys, quality players, NBA guys. Kansas is loaded with NBA guys, Gonzaga certainly has a few.”

It’s another feather in the cap of GU this offseason. Junior forward Rui Hachimura was named to Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook’s All-American team on Wednesday. Hachimura also was one of 25 college participants in the Nike Basketball Academy earlier this month.

The Bulldogs are set to open the regular season on Nov. 6 against Idaho State in the McCarthey Athletic Center. GU’s annual Kraziness in the Kennel is slated for Oct. 6.


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