For what essentially boils down to a scrimmage, dunk contest and 3-point shooting competition, Kraziness in the Kennel has produced a lengthy list of memorable moments, impressed recruits and provided a barometer on the health of Zags returning from injuries.
After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 protocols, a full house is expected Saturday at 1 p.m. for the latest version of Kraziness of the Kennel. It’ll mark the first time the Kennel has been full since the Zags downed Saint Mary’s 86-76 on Feb. 29, 2020, on Senior Night.
Gonzaga guard Dominick Harris is dealing with a right lower leg injury. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound sophomore posted a picture on Instagram with his right foot in a walking boot with the caption: “Minor setback for a major comeback, dats my favorite!”
Gonzaga fans who missed out on Kraziness in the Kennel in 2020, or those wishing to get an early glimpse of freshman Chet Holmgren and the 2021-22 Bulldogs, will be able to get their fix on Oct. 9 when GU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams host their annual preseason exhibition at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
As it often does, Gonzaga’s nonconference schedule will give the Bulldogs a handful of opportunities to stack up quadrant 1 and quadrant 2 victories over marquee opponents before opening West Coast Conference play.