Action from the Gonzaga vs. Idaho State men's basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash.
If they’re going to sync the first night of college basketball with Election Tuesday, each dribble, pass and basket is going to be a referendum.
Rui Hachimura’s first shot was a successful elbow jumper 38 seconds into the game. He spent the rest of the night attacking the rim via a variety of power moves. He probably would have joined Gonzaga’s 40-point club had Idaho State kept the score reasonably close.
Opening night always includes a few glitches, and college basketball isn’t any different. Nor is the broadcast crew immune. But the bugs were rare enough in Gonzaga’s 120-79 season-opening win over visiting Idaho State as to be immaterial.
Sam Dowd’s dream of playing on a Division I basketball team was one of the only constants in a tumultuous upbringing.
Follow along here for updates and analysis as the Gonzaga Bulldogs open the 2018-19 season tonight against the Idaho State Bengals. Tip is set for 6 p.m. at McCarthey Athletic Center. You can watch the game on KHQ around Spokane and on ROOT Sports regionally.