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McCarthey Athletic Center timeline


Opens to the public with a dedication and scrimmage.


New arena gets a game-night shakedown cruise, a 114-86 exhibition victory over Emporia State. Sean Mallon lights it up for 28 points in front of a crowd of 5,941.


First official game in McCarthey sees Ronny

Turiaf score 33 points and Zags shoot 65 percent in a 98-80 win over Portland State.


The women get their first bow in the new building, whipping Utah Valley 87-41 in front of 1,644.


A 78-62 win over Montana is the only regular-season men’s game not listed as a 6,000-seat sellout. Official attendance: 5,917.


First ranked opponent in McCarthey, No. 14 UW, falls 99-87.


Bill Cosby, left, takes the stage as the first non-sports attraction.


ESPN cameras visit McCarthey for the first time for 91-79 win over Portland on the Deuce.


Down 12 at halftime, Zags hold Saint Mary’s to 24 percent shooting thereafter in 68-63 win.


Adam Morrison fall-away jumper from the wing with .05 a second left beats USF 75-73. John Cox’s desperation heave from the wing for USF was ruled to have come after the buzzer.


Gonzaga’s women make their debut as a Top 25 team with an 81-35 blitz of Portland to clinch their first 14-0 WCC season, with a league-record 5,825 on hand.


Yellowcard, above, headlines the biggest rock concert on campus since Led Zeppelin and Vanilla Fudge played in 1968.


You might be a redneck if you attended Jeff Foxworthy’s concert.


The Zags women fall for the first time in the new joint, 72-60 to Montana.


St. Joseph’s makes 15 3-pointers – still a McCarthey record – in a 102-94 loss.


Zags make first Big Monday appearance on ESPN, a 92-80 winner over LMU.


Adam Morrison sets an arena record with 42 points against Portland.


Sean Mallon‘s free throw with .03 left beats Saint Mary’s 62-61.


ESPN College GameDay visits Spokane and sees Adam Morrison rip Stanford for 34 points in an 80-76 win.


J.P. Batista returns from knee sprain to lift Zags past San Diego 96-92 in overtime in the only WCC Tournament played in Spokane. Gonzaga edges Loyola Marymount for the title the following night.


Two ranked teams meet for the first time, with No. 18 GU burying No. 13 Washington 97-77 behind Derek Raivio‘s 25 points.


Santa Clara ends Gonzaga’s 50-game home winning streak dating back to the old Kennel, 84-73.


Jeremy Pargo scores all 18 of his points in the second half of an 88-76 win over Saint Mary’s.


Coach Pat Summitt and Spokane’s Angie Bjorklund of Tennessee help GU’s women sell out the building for the first time with a 77-58 Vols win.


Saint Mary’s Patty Mills lights up GU with six 3s before breaking his wrist in a fall, and Zags surge in second half to win 69-62.


A 90-40 win over USC Upstate on Senior Night is the building’s largest margin of victory


Death Cab for Cutie, above, plays the McCarthey.


Zags recover from 12-point halftime deficit to beat WSU 74-69 with Matt Bouldin caning seven 3s.


Wake Forest takes advantage of Elias Harris’ ejection for a forearm blow to edge the Zags 77-75.


Pepperdine’s Keion Bell torches GU for 37 points, an Arena record for a visiting player.


Heather Bowman becomes GU’s all-time women’s scoring leader, with the woman she passed, Tammy Tibbles, watching the Zags beat USF 93-53.


Gonzaga scores 117 points against Southern, a McCarthey record.


Steven Gray’s 35 points can’t stop San Diego State from pulling out a 79-76 win. Coupled with a later loss to Saint Mary’s, it’s the only time GU has lost twice in the same season in the McCarthey.


Courtney Vandersloot becomes the first women’s player in NCAA history to top 2,000 points and 1,000 assists with a layup in an 89-75 win over UCLA that sends the Zags to the Sweet 16.


Freshman Kevin Pangos scores 33 points on nine 3s in his first start and an ESPN audience sees GU beat WSU 89-81.


Robert Sacre’s 18 points and 11 rebounds spur the Zags to their 100th McCarthey win, 77-60 over San Diego.


The GU women’s 100th victory comes at the expense of Portland, 77-56, with Kayla Standish netting 18 in front of 5,136.


Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu, above, speaks at graduation.


Kevin Pangos’ 31 points and seven 3s beat Baylor, 94-87.


Zags make 14 3-pointers in a 93-61 romp over Colorado State


The first 10 years at McCarthey ends for the men with a 86-67 sprint past Loyola Marymount behind Sam Dower’s 25 points.


Without anyone knowing, it’s Kelly Graves’ McCarthey farewell as women’s coach in an 81-77 win over Pacific. He accepts the job at Oregon five weeks later.

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