Well, well, well, so much for everything being bigger in Texas. Chris Beard and the new look Texas Longhorns rolled into Spokane on a Saturday night and found themselves looking up at Drew Timme and a Gonzaga squad looking to claim its first big win of the season.
A premier non-conference matchup in front of a roaring Kennel was a welcome sight and an important early season test for the Bulldogs. They didn’t squander the opportunity en route to an 86-74 scoreline that flattered the Longhorns. The Zags put on a performance that put the rest of the country on notice that the #1 next to their name is justified, and Drew Timme set a new career high with 37 points (15-19 FG) to go with 7 rebounds to validate his preseason accolades.