Future tournamentsGonzaga has plans for the next four Thanksgivings. It was previously announced that Gonzaga will play in the Old Spice Classic next year in Orlando and the 2013 Maui Invitational in Hawaii. Gonzaga won both events in its most recent attempts. The Bulldogs are tentatively scheduled to play in the 2014 NIT Preseason Tip-off, which holds its semifinals and finals at Madison Square Garden in New York, and the 2015 Fight 4 Atlantis tourney in the Bahamas. Gonzaga will likely get two home games in the NIT preliminary rounds, but must win to advance to New York. The Zags lost to Butler in the 2006 NIT title game. Gonzaga had hoped to stage a home tournament this season, but was unsuccessful. The Old Spice, Maui Invitational, NIT and Bahamas events are held during Thanksgiving week.
Irish recruited PangosBefore settling on Gonzaga, freshman guard Kevin Pangos drew recruiting interest from numerous schools, including Notre Dame, which visits the McCarthey Athletic Center on Wednesday. “It wasn’t as serious as some other schools,” Pangos said. “It was kind of late when they approached me, but a couple of (Notre Dame) coaches came up and watched me play. I was narrowing it down at the time, but I was still open to other schools.” A campus visit was planned, but Pangos said he didn’t end up going.
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