Zags Continue Four-Game WCC Homestand Monday With USF
SPOKANE, Wash. - Nothing punctuates the home-court advantage any better than Gonzaga University’s supremacy over the University of San Francisco.
The teams hook up Monday at 6 p.m. in the McCarthey Athletic Center as both teams come in off West Coast Conference season-opening victories Saturday.
The Bulldogs have won 24 straight home games against the Dons, who last won in Spokane Feb. 10, 1989, with a 67-64 victory next door in the Martin Centre. The last time San Francisco tasted victory current USF radio analyst Jim Brovelli was head coach of the Dons, George H.W. Bush was president, Dan Quayle was vice-president, a new home cost $148,800, a first-class postage stamp was 25 cents and a gallon of regular gas was $1.12. The Dons, who last swept the season series in 1989, have defeated Gonzaga eight times at home since 1989 including three times since 2010. Gonzaga has won 27-of- 31 meetings since 1999 and leads the overall series 46-22.
Gonzaga won its 19th straight West Coast Conference game with the 74-60 win over Santa Clara University. The Zags won their final two league outings in 2012 and ran the table at 16-0 last season.
Gonzaga has won 20 straight West Coast Conference home games. The last WCC home loss came Jan. 27, 2011, when Saint Mary’s prevailed 73-71. Since moving into the McCarthey Athletic Center for the 2004-05 season the Bulldogs are 64-2 at home in WCC play.