So out of curiosity I was checking the wcc basketball schedule and apparently Gonzaga didn’t play the first Thursday of scheduled games. I guess they needed some time to rest and prepare for the conference schedule because of the busy schedule they had preseason. Likewise, 3 of their first 4 wcc games are at home, another indication of how the wcc takes care of the golden goose.
It seems like the entire schedule, much like the conference, is built around taking care of the golden goose Gonzaga Bulldogs.
I guess they deserve it as they are the only team of noteworthiness. BYU fit that bill when they first entered the league but have dropped off as one of the also rans since then. Losing to St. Mary’s by 23 kind of solidified the Cougars as just another team in the wcc.