Gonzaga vs. Washington Online Live Stream, TV Broadcast Info, Prediction

    Gonzaga vs. Washington prediction and game preview for when the Bulldogs go up against the Huskies in Imperial Arena for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

    November 25, 2015

    The Washington Huskies will face the No. 10 Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Bahamas. Below is the Gonzaga vs. Washington prediction and game preview.


    Gonzaga vs. Washington Game Preview

    Game Broadcast

    Date: Wednesday, Nov. 25
    Game Time: 12 p.m. ET
    Venue: Imperial Arena, Bahamas
    Network: ESPN2
    Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN, Gonzaga Radio Live Stream

    Why You Need To Care

    Gonzaga has two starters and eight overall letterwinners coming back from its Elite Eight squad last season.

    The Bulldogs are coming off of two straight wins against Northern Arizona and Mount St. Mary’s, outscoring both by a combined 192-108. Gonzaga is one of the best all-around teams, scoring 96 points per game (6th) and allowing only 54 points per game (5th).

    Washington isn’t going to be a pushover, though. The Huskies are also undefeated after knocking down Texas, Mount St. Mary’s and Penn — hitting the century mark in the two latter games.

    The Huskies’ roster is the youngest in the Pac-12 with eight players under the age of 20 , four of which are 18 years old. Let’s see if the youth can come out on top against a top-10 team.

    Why Gonzaga Will Win

    Gonzaga has more seasoned players on its roster. Everyone knows the Huskies are extremely young. The Bulldogs are ninth in the country in holding its opponents to 32.5 percent shooting. Conversely, the Zags are third in field goal percentage with 56 percent of their shots falling through the nylon. Gonzaga is just too efficient on offense and too stingy on defense for the Huskies to win.

    Why Washington Will Win

    Having said all that, if the Huskies are going to pull out a victory in this one, they absolutely need to force the Zags into some contested jump shots. Washington only allows its opponents to shoot 21 percent from three, which is fourth in the country. Washington has also given up just 23 assists. The Huskies are young, but they close out and rotate well, and they’ll need to against Gonzaga.

    Players Who Matter

    Domantas Sabonis surely is making his father, long-time Portland Trail Blazer Arvydas Sabonis, very proud. The 6-foot-10 sophomore is leading the Zags with 20.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He’s definitely going to have an impact against a Washington front court that tops out at 6-foot-9. The Bulldogs also need Silas Melsonand and Josh Perkins to come up big in the steals category. Both are averaging more than two per game.

    Washington needs senior guard Andrew Andrews (19.7 ppg) and freshman forward Marquese Chriss (18.7 ppg) — its top two scorers — to come up big offensively in this one. The Zags don’t allow many points, so Andrews and Chriss will need to shoot at an efficient rate in order to get a win.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    Washington’s youth will be a factor, but it won’t be the one that buries the Huskies. Sabonis will take care of that by himself. He’s just too big and skilled on the block for Washington’s bigs to handle. Gonzaga will turn the Huskies into a jump-shooting team and turn that into some one-sided scoring runs.

    Gonzaga vs. Washington Prediction


    Robert Judin:
    Gonzaga 87, Washington 75

    Jordan Cornette:
     Gonzaga 84, Washington 82

    Line: Gonzaga -20, o/u: 164.5

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