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Gonzaga Bulldogs Summer Report

Aug. 11, 2010

GONZAGA BULLDOGS SUMMER REPORT

2009-10 Records
Overall Record: 27-7
WCC Record: 12-2





PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Name: Steven Gray
Position: Guard
Class: Senior


Steven Gray enjoyed a breakout junior season, averaging 13.6 points per game en route to earning first team All-WCC honors. Gray, one of the top shooters in the conference, enters the season just 42 points shy of becoming the 33rd player in program history to eclipse the 1,000-point barrier.


  • Gonzaga has won 10 straight WCC regular season titles, which is the longest active conference title winning streak in the nation and is tied for the second longest in NCAA history (tied with UNLV [Big West, 1983-92] and UConn [Yankee, 1951-60]), trailing only UCLA's 13 Pacific-10 Conference titles from 1967-79.

  • Gonzaga University (27-7) has hit the 20-win plateau for 13 straight seasons and 16 times in the last 17 years. Gonzaga head coach Mark Few has never not won 20 games in his 11 years on the Bulldog bench.

  • Gonzaga has become a staple in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Big Dance 12 consecutive years. The Zags' string of 12 straight NCAA Tournament appearances is tied for the fourth longest active streak in the nation.

  • If a team is going to beat Gonzaga, chances are it won't happen on the Bulldogs' home court, the McCarthey Athletic Center, where the Zags own a 75-4 (94.9 winning percentage) record since it opened for the 2004-05 season.

  • Gone is Matt Bouldin, the 2010 WCC Player of the Year, but the Zags return six of their next seven top scorers, including 2010 Newcomer of the Year, Elias Harris, a standout sophomore forward who opted to return to Gonzaga for his second season instead of entering the NBA Draft. Also back is senior guard Steven Gray, who was named Co-MVP with Matt Bouldin of the Maui Invitational in leading the Bulldogs to the tournament title.

  • Junior Robert Sacre returns to anchor the middle for the Zags. In addition to averaging 10.3 ppg and 5.4 rpg, Sacre also swatted away 65 shots, the second most on the Bulldogs' single-season list.

    WCC Men's Hoops Summer Report Schedule
    June 23 - University of San Diego Summer Report
    June 30 - Loyola Marymount Lions Summer Report
    July 7 - Pepperdine Waves Summer Report
    July 14 - Santa Clara Broncos Summer Report
    July 21 - San Francisco Dons Summer Report
    July 28 - Saint Mary's Gaels Summer Report
    August 4 - Portland Pilots Summer Report
    August 11 - Gonzaga University