Fresh from winning a regular-season tournament title in Florida, Gonzaga returns home for an opportunity to fine-tune some things before its schedule turns difficult once again.
The No. 12 Bulldogs hope to maintain their focus when they host NAIA school Lewis-Clark State College on Thursday night.
After winning its first three games in relatively easy fashion, Gonzaga (6-0) was looking forward to being seriously challenged during last week's Old Spice Classic outside Orlando. Though the Bulldogs trailed at halftime in their tournament opener, they shot 49.7 percent and dominated defensively while beating Clemson, Oklahoma and Davidson by an average of 15.7 points to claim the school's second Old Spice championship.
"It was a really good week for us," coach Mark Few said. "We got tested in a variety of ways. Both with how the games flowed, but also with the different schemes and matchups that we faced."
Senior Elias Harris, who averaged 18.3 points to earn tournament MVP honors, ...