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Northwest Notes Dec. 3, 2020

| December 3, 2020 1:10 AM

Gonzaga women announce 2020-21 broadcast schedule

SPOKANE — The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is scheduled to play on television at least eight times this season as the Bulldogs’ television dates were announced Wednesday afternoon.

Local television network SWX will broadcast eight home games. All of Gonzaga’s home games will also be streamed live on The WCC Network.

The television schedule begins with Gonzaga’s home opener against Montana on Dec. 13, the lone non-conference matchup for the Zags inside The Kennel this season. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.

The next televised home game will be Gonzaga’s second regular-season matchup inside the McCarthey Athletic Center, a 6 p.m. tipoff against Pacific on Jan. 4. It is one of seven WCC conference matchups SWX will broadcast this season.

The remainder of GU’s SWX games are: vs. Portland (Jan. 9, 2 p.m.), vs. San Diego (Jan. 21, 6 p.m.), vs. BYU (Jan. 23, TBA), vs. San Francisco (Feb. 11, TBA), vs. Santa Clara (Feb. 13, 2 p.m.) and vs. Loyola Marymount (Feb. 27, 2 p.m.)

Idaho women's games Against Sacramento State moved to Friday and Saturday

MOSCOW — The University of Idaho women's basketball team's season-opening games against Sacramento State have been moved from Thursday and Saturday to Friday and Saturday, both at 7 p.m. as agreed upon by both institutions.

Fans can watch the games live on Pluto TV channel 1060 and listen to the game at govandals.com/listen and in the Palouse on KMAX 840 AM with Doug Taylor.

Gonzaga coach Few Joins NABC Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gonzaga men's basketball coach Mark Few has accepted an invitation to join the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors.

“Mark Few is one of the most important voices in our sport. His on-court accomplishments speak for themselves, and he has developed into an influential leader on issues that impact college basketball behind the scenes as well. He will be an asset to the NABC Board of Directors,” NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson said.

In his 22nd season, Few is currently the winningest active coach by percentage in NCAA Division I with a 601-124 record (.828).

Big Sky commissioner Wistrcill receives contract extension

FARMINGTON, Utah — In the same week during which he will celebrate his two-year anniversary with the Big Sky, Commissioner Tom Wistrcill has received a two-year contract extension from the league’s Presidents’ Council, the conference announced Wednesday.

“Tom’s tenure as our conference’s leader has been marked with myriad milestones demonstrating a strategic focus on our most important priorities," said Andy Feinstein, the president of the University of Northern Colorado and the current chair of the Presidents’ Council. "He has conscientiously developed sincere and meaningful relationships with all our constituents while faithfully performing his duties, and in doing so has elevated not only what we have achieved but also how we are perceived.”

"While the trajectory of the Big Sky is brighter and bolder than ever and we are proud of the ground we have gained over the last two years, rest assured that our work to become the nation’s preeminent FCS conference has only just begun,” Wistrcill said.

Eastern men add

game with Arizona

The Eastern Washington men's basketball team will play at Arizona on Saturday at 11 a.m., the school announced.

Eastern opened its season with a 71-68 loss at Washington State on Nov. 28.

Arizona, which has already had three games either canceled or postponed, beat Grambling State on Nov. 27.

The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.

Cougar women's hoops have

season opener delayed

Friday's Washington State women's basketball season-opening game at Stanford has been postponed in accordance with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department's emergency directive issued on Nov. 28.

Washington State will open the season at California on Sunday. Tip-off time is to be determined.

Boise State-UNLV game

cancelled for Friday

Friday's football game between Boise State and UNLV in Las Vegas has been canceled and will not be made up.

Boise State also had its matchup with San Jose State canceled due to COVID-19 on Nov. 28.

Boise State is scheduled to conclude the regular season at Wyoming on Dec. 12.