Air Force, Oral Roberts Added To Men's Hoops Schedule
SPOKANE, Wash. - Two regular-season games and an exhibition tilt were added to the Gonzaga University men's basketball schedule Friday.
The Bulldogs will host Oral Roberts University Dec. 15 and Air Force Dec. 22. The lone exhibition game of the season will be Friday, Oct. 28 against Carroll College of Helena, Mont.
ORU and the Bulldogs will be meeting for the first time when the Golden Eagles venture to Spokane, while Gonzaga and Air Force have met five times in their history with the last meeting in 1995.
The Golden Eagles were 19-16 overall a year ago, 13-5 and second place in the Summit League and lost in the Summit League Tournament title game to regular-season champion Oakland University. ORU fell to SMU in the first round of the Colleginsider.com Tournament.
After dropping the first game in the series at Air Force during the 1975-76 season, the Bulldogs have won the last four meetings. The Bulldogs won at home during the 1976-77 and 1985-86 campaigns sandwiched around a GU win in Colorado Springs, Colo., during the 1984-85 season. The last meeting was Dec. 30, 1994, when the Bulldogs took a 95-62 consolation-game victory at the Cessna Classic hosted by Wichita State University.
The Falcons were 16-16 overall last season and lost to fellow Gonzaga West Coast Conference foe Santa Clara University in the second round of the Collegeinsider.com Tournament. Air Force went 6-10 in Mountain West Conference play and lost in the conference tournament quarterfinals.
Gonzaga has won nine regular-season matchups against Carroll dating back to the 1961-62 season. The last time the teams played a regular-season game was Dec. 19, 1992, when the Bulldogs took a 106-56 victory in the old Kennel on the Gonzaga campus.
The complete Gonzaga schedule to date can be viewed at http://www.gozags.com.
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