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Zags set up home and home with Cowboys

The Gonzaga Bulldogs continue to fill out future schedules and they will hook up with a semi-familiar foe the next two seasons. GU will entertain Oklahoma State this season and visit Stillwater next year. Gonzaga has defeated OSU three times -- in Oklahoma City, Seattle and Orlando -- since 2004. More here and here.

--Spent the better part of a week trying to track down Matt Bouldin for a pre-draft feature, but he didn't return phone messages. So, here's a quick overview of his draft stock:

In a survey of 10 on-line mock drafts with two rounds, Bouldin was projected in three as a second-round draft pick. has Bouldin going to Milwaukee with the 47th overall selection. predicts Orlando will take Bouldin with the 59th pick. projects the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers choosing Bouldin at 58th.

Bouldin is rated as the 11th best point guard by Bouldin is 61st in's player rankings and 71st by's Chad Ford ranks Bouldin 66th overall with the projection of second round/free agent.



--Lastly, several GU men's and women's players will be signing autographs at Hoopfest this weekend. More on that below.


Seven members of the Gonzaga men’s basketball team will be at the Comcast Battle in Seattle Booth in Riverfront Park signing autographs for players and fans as part of the Spokane Hoopfest weekend.

Players will be available Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m., Friday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. 

Six members of the GU women's team will be signing autographs as well.

Scheduled Hoopfest/Comcast Battle in Seattle Autograph Session


Thursday, June 24th


6-7:30 p.m.  Mangisto Arop, Sam Dower, David Stockton



Friday, June 25th


12-2 p.m.  Janelle Bekkering, Tatri Lorenzo


4-6 p.m.  Demetri Goodson, Kelly Olynyk


6-8 p.m.  Meghan Winters, Carter Schick



Saturday, June 26th


10-12 p.m.  Steven Gray, Robert Sacre


12-2 p.m.  Courtney Vandersloot, Katelan Redmon



Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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