AM 880 KIXI Radio is proud to be the Seattle-area radio home of the Gonzaga Bulldogs Men’s Basketball team for the 2013-2014 season. We know that Bulldog fans are fiercely loyal, just like KIXI listeners. We’re looking forward to bringing you all the action and excitement of Gonzaga Men’s Basketball from tip off to the closing buzzer, and maybe all the way to The Big Dance. We'll also have expert commentary and analysis in the pre-game and post-game shows, along with the Coach’s show on MOndays. When it’s time for Bulldog Basketball, it’s time for AM 880 KIXI Radio!
Saturday, December 14 at 6:30pm
It’s 'Bamma and Bulldogs at “The Battle In Seattle.” Key Arena will be rockin’ when the University of South Alabama meets Gonzaga.
Saturday, December 21 at noon
It’s brunch and basketball Saturday at noon when the Bulldogs meet Kansas State University in the Wichita Wildcat Classic.
Saturday, December 28 at 4:30pm
Santa Clara University comes to The Kennel.
Monday, December 30 at 4:30pm
University of San Francisco
Thusday, January 2, 2014 at 5:00pm
Start the New Year off right and join the fun of the Hoops Tip-Off show with John Billings LIVE at the Ballard Loft before every Thursday game. Show airs- 5:10-5:40pm. Gear up for the KIXI pregame show. Listen to the show, win prizes, and enjoy fantastic drink and food discounts! Ballard Loft - 5105 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 [206-420-2737] Then the Bulldogs host St. Mary's College.
Saturday, January 4 at 4:30pm
The Bulldogs host The University of the Pacific.
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with Jon Billings
Next Gonzaga Hoops Tip-Off Show at the Ballard Loft
Thursday, January 2, 2014 (Show airs- 5:10-5:40pm) Gear up for the game by joining Zags at the Ballard Loft for the 880AM KIXI pregame show. Listen to the show, win prizes, and enjoy fantastic drink and food discounts!
Ballard Loft - 5105 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 [206-420-2737]
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December 11 - It's Battle in Seattle week!
Gonzaga rolls into Saturday's matchup against South Alabama with an 80-76 victory over West Virginia. The Zags had to really work for this one and should be proud of the win. West Virginia was athletic, aggressive, and shot out of their minds, but Gonzaga persevered through a poor shooting night to take a late lead and hold on.
With some of Gonzaga's shooters going cold in the first 30 minutes of the game, and Sam Dower in foul trouble, Gonzaga's Polish import came up huge (which is a good way to describe him). Przemek Karnowski scored 19 points and battled for 13 boards. Not to mention, he turned a weakness into a strength, shooting 7-8 from the free throw line and putting West Vriginia in serious foul trouble.
After Karnowski made West Virginia worry about the inside, Gonzaga's shooters were able to hit open looks and pull Gonzaga back from 10 points down (biggest deficit of the season) for the win. Pangos, Stockton, Bell, and Draginis all stepped up at key points to keep Gonzaga from falling too far behind. After the Zags got the lead, a massive put-back from Sam Dower was enough for the win.
Gonzaga has been impressive this non-conference. The West Virginia game was their first real road-game, having to travel and play on an opponents home court. They passed the test nicely. They've also shown that a weakness exploited by Dayton in Maui, rebounding, has been improved upon. They out-rebounded a really feisty WVU squad, 43-36.
Non-conference is all about building a resume, but none of that matters if you aren't improving towards you NCAA Tournament peak... the Zags just keep getting better!
Gonzaga comes to Seattle for a 7pm game at Key Arena on Saturday. If you can't get there, listen here, on KIXI 880AM.
November 22 -
The premier of the Gonzaga Hoops Tip-Off Show at the Ballard Loft was a great success! The show previewed the Zags vs Cougars including interviews with Gonzaga Head Assistant Coach, Tommy Llloyd. Updates on NBA Alumni, current numbers, WCC, and the basketball nation were all included.
Zags who packed the Ballard Loft were treated to great prizes from the raffle, as well as a resounding 90-74 win over Washington State. Kevin Pangos scored 20 points in the 1st half on the way to a 27 point night, while Drew Barham was lights-out from 3 point range for 17 points of his own. Gonzaga next heads to Hawaii to face Dayton in the 1st Round of the Maui Invitational. A win vs the Flyers will likely match GU against the Baylor Bears.
The next Gonzaga Hoops Tip-Off Show at the Ballard Loft / Viewing Party will take place on January 2nd, as conference play gets into action. Remember, Seattle's own Gonzaga Basketball pregame show is live at the Ballard Loft for every Thursday night GU game during the year (*and 2 Wednesday games 1/29, 2/5)
November 19 - With a 3-0 record to start the Gonzaga Basketball season, the Zags have moved up to #13 in the nation! The only thing better than GU's shooting so far is the drink special for the Gonzaga Hoops Tip-Off Show premiering this Thursday at the Ballard Loft. Come enjoy a $3 Redhook pint during the hour prior to the 6pm tip-off for Gonzaga vs Washington State.
Last Sunday, Gonzaga took on a very stout Oakland squad and put together a great offensive performance. The defense is still coming along, but without 3 of Oakland's top players, Gonzaga pulled out a nice lead and finished with a 82-67 win.
Now, before Gonzaga heads to Maui to face some of the top teams in America, they face a local rival, the Washington State Cougars. The Cougs are athletic. No player exemplifies that more than DeVonte Lacey who leads the team with 24.5 pts/gm. Lacey and company will try to fill the shoes of Brock Motum who graduated and is now playing professionally in Italy.
KEY: A big key for Gonzaga is their ability to rebound. Sam Dower had 17 rebounds against Bryant University but neither he, nor Karnowski are on the rebounding level of Calvary, Violette, Turiaf, Sacre, Harris, or Olynk from the recent past. Gonzaga's guards, Coleman, Pangos, Bell, Draganus, and even Stockton will be important for team rebounding against a long and athletic Washington State team.
Gonzaga Basketball is now on the air on the West Side of the mountains! You can listen from Everett to Tacoma, Bellevue to Bremerton... and everywhere in between! We also have our own Pre-Game Show, at a Gonzaga bar & restaurant, the Ballard Loft!
Gonzaga Basketball 2013/14 - Coming off a legendary season for the Zags that capapulted GU to the highest ranking in team history: #1, expectations are tempered. Replacing NBA talent in Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris, along with emotional leader, Mike Hart will be difficult. However, Gonzaga has shown through the years that losing leaders can be an opportunity for someone else to step up take the reigns. GU loses their two starting bigs, but the guards are back and reloaded for 2013/14. Look for a massive season from Kevin Pangos who's coaches and teammates rave about as a player and person. Also, Kent, Washington native, Gary Bell Jr. has the ability to be one of the best guards in the nation.
Key to 2013/14: For Gonzaga to thrive this year, they'll need their known guards to play like the stars they can be. However, the difference between good and great for the Zags will be the play of Przemek Karnowski and Sam Dower. These posts have show glimpses of their sky-high potentials in the past, but now they don't have NBA talent gobbling up their minutes. The mentality changes for them as they are now the go-to bigs inside. If they grow into those roles, Gonzaga will be fighting for another deep run in the NCAA tournament.
Gonzaga University, which ended last season No. 1 in the final Associated Press Top 25 men’s basketball poll, opens this season at No. 15 in the preseason balloting of sportswriters. The Bulldogs received 538 points and were sandwiched between No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth University and No. 16 Wichita State University. Click here and hear more about the Top 25 and quotes from the Zags about this year's team:
Next Gonzaga Hoops Tip-Off Show at the Ballard Loft - November 21 (Show airs- 5:10-5:40pm) Gear up for the game, by joining Zags at the Ballard Loft for the 880AM KIXI pregame show. Listen to the show, win prizes, and enjoy fantastic drink and food discounts!
Ballard Loft - 5105 Ballard Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 [206-420-2737]
This week's video is the pregame highlight reel that was played before home games at the Kennel last season... Watch this video and expect to be pumped for this year to start!