San Diego State and Gonzaga have signed to play a two-game, home-and-home sequence over the following two seasons, with the primary recreation developing in December.
That shall be on the highway on the Bulldogs’ McCarthey Athletic Heart on Dec. 29, with the return recreation at Viejas Area within the 2024-25 season.
“I believe it’s two of one of the best applications on the West Coast enjoying one another. So, I believe that’s a
good thing,” head coach Brian Dutcher mentioned.
The sport within the coming season would be the fifth time the applications have met and the primary because the Aztecs upset then No. 12-ranked Gonzaga 72-70 at Viejas Area on Dec. 21, 2017.
SDSU and the Zags have break up the all-time sequence two video games apiece, with each Aztec wins coming in opposition to a Gonzaga program that was nationally ranked.
San Diego State, on the time ranked No. 25 within the AP Ballot, gained 79-76 on Nov. 16, 2010, on the CBE Basic in Spokane, Wash. in opposition to then No. 11 Gonzaga.
The primary matchup, wherein the Bulldogs prevailed, got here many years in the past.
Gonzaga earned a 72-69 win on Dec. 19, 1959, on the Event of Roses occasion on a impartial courtroom in Portland, Ore. In addition they gained 69-48 on Nov. 16, 2014, in Spokane when the Zags had been ranked No. 14.
Because the begin of the 2009-10 marketing campaign, the Zags have gained 86% of their video games (425-69), one of the best profitable share within the nation. At “The Kennel,” Gonzaga owns the second-best dwelling report, 207-14 (.937) in that timeframe.
The Aztecs rank sixth within the nation because the begin of the 2009-10 season, profitable 75.8% (364-114) of their video games total and are seventh on their dwelling ground, going 199-25 (88.8%).
San Diego State, a fifth seed, reached the nationwide championship recreation – for the primary time – within the 2023 NCAA Event. The Aztecs compiled a 32-7 report, together with a 15-3 mark in Mountain West motion and gained the MW convention common season and event titles, in addition to the South Regional within the NCAA Event.
Gonzaga, a 3-seed in final 12 months’s NCAA Event, fell to eventual nationwide champion Connecticut within the Elite Eight. It completed the season with a 31-6 report, profitable its tenth West Coast Convention title within the final 11 seasons.
Gonzaga reached the nationwide championship recreation twice, in 2021 and 2017, falling every time.