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Cougar basketball teams gear up for Gonzaga

It'll be back-to-back days of WSU vs. Gonzaga.

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The WSU men's basketball team will head to Spokane to face Gonzaga on Wednesday, but before Ernie Kent's crew takes on the Bulldogs, the WSU women's basketball team will get a shot at Gonzaga. Like the men's team, the women's team will be away from Friel Court, facing the Zags at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Both Cougar teams will get a good test against Gonzaga. The men's team has its work cut out for it, going against the No. 9 team in the country. The Gonzaga women's team isn't ranked, but is 5-2 and has won 27 straight regular season home games. WSU did win at McCarthey in 2013, its only win in the last five meetings. The women's team has a couple of nice wins already this season and picking up another victory on Tuesday would be another step in the right direction.

If the men's team is going to have much of a shot, it is probably going to need to shoot lights out, like the Cougars did against UT San Antonio. WSU is just 2-8 against Gonzaga when the Bulldogs are ranked, and those teams may not have been as good as this version, at least according to Kent.

For those in Eastern Washington, the women's game will tip at 6 p.m. PT and air on SWX. The men's game on Wednesday will tip at 8 p.m. and air on ESPNU with Greg Heister handling the play-by-play.



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Cougars Face Gonzaga Tuesday in Spokane - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State wraps up its five-game road stretch with a televised matchup at Gonzaga University Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. on SWX.