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Zags, Tigers collide at the MAC

Game day for Gonzaga and Memphis.

It's one of the bigger games remaining in the regular season for GU in that Memphis carries an RPI of 79, trailing only Saint Mary's 53 and BYU's 61 of the Zags' upcoming opponents. Memphis is experiencing a down season but a GU win would still count as a nice addition to the Zags' non-conference victories. A loss would put a dent in GU's chase of a No. 1 seed.

It's perhaps the biggest game remaining for Memphis, which dug an early hole this season and needs an upset win to enhance its NCAA credentials. This is the last scheduled meeting for GU and Memphis, who are tangling for the eighth time since 2006. Memphis is 6-1 in those meetings.

Preview here.

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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