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Gonzaga, UCLA on track for 1 vs. 2 showdown in Las Vegas

No. 1 Gonzaga received 55 first-place votes from the media panel, the same number it received in the preseason poll. No. 2 UCLA received the other six-place votes, down two from the preseason rankings. It appears there were 61 voters compared to 63 in the preseason poll.

Gonzaga-Texas matchup draws 18 NBA scouts to Spokane

It was billed as the biggest nonconference matchup in college basketball, at least at this early juncture of the 2021-22 campaign, but No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Texas served as much more than the first legitimate benchmark for two teams who hope to be playing on the final Monday of the college basketball season.

Ontario’s Very Own: Longtime friends and teammates Andrew Nembhard and Marcus Carr will be rival point guards when No. 1 Gonzaga hosts No. 5 Texas

The starting point guards in Saturday’s nationally-televised showdown between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 5 Texas (7:30 p.m., ESPN) go back so far nobody can quite remember how old Andrew Nembhard and Marcus Carr actually were when they joined forces to play for the rec-league Vaughan Panthers at the Dufferin Clark Community Centre in Thornhill, Ontario.

No .1 Gonzaga vs. No. 5 Texas: Numbers add up to a big-time matchup

By any measure, No. 1 Gonzaga-No. 5 Texas qualifies as a huge matchup, but Saturday’s showdown goes straight to the top of the list as far as combined AP rankings in a Zag home game. The next closest isn’t all that close. No. 10 Gonzaga lost to No. 13 Illinois 85-74 a decade ago.

Gonzaga basketball on top in AP Top 25 preseason poll

Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season precisely where it wants to end the season in April. The Zags were voted No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press poll released Monday. Gonzaga received 55 of 63 first-place votes from the media panel. No. 2 UCLA, which faces GU on Nov. 23 in Las Vegas, received the other eight votes.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few suspended for two exhibition games, season opener

Gonzaga coach Mark Few, cited for DUI last month near Coeur d’Alene, will miss the team’s two exhibition games and the season opener vs. Dixie State on Nov. 9. Few also won’t attend GU’s annual Kraziness in the Kennel later Saturday afternoon. He’s expected to return for Gonzaga’s likely top-five showdown against Texas on Nov. 13 at the McCarthey Athletic Center.