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Zags excited to get things going vs. Mississippi Valley State

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Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Zags will be ready to go Saturday against MVS (Photo: SWX) Gonzaga coach Mark Few said the Zags will be ready to go Saturday against MVS (Photo: SWX)
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SPOKANE, Wash. - Time is ticking until the Zags open a new season of basketball at the McCarthey Athletics Center.

Gonzaga kicks things off against Mississippi Valley State on Saturday - a game seen live on KHQ.

It's been well documented how young and inexperienced this year's Gonzaga team is.  But coaches insist the newcomers are coming along well. If nothing else, they're excited to put the preseason behind them get the regular season underway.

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Gonzaga
vs.
Mississippi Valley State

Sat., Nov. at 5 p.m.
on KHQ

"The guys are really motivated.  They're all fired up in practice.  It's gonna be a good season," said center Robert Sacre, who missed last year with lingering foot problems.

"I think we'll be flying high and ready to go," added head coach mark Few.  "I think in some instances it's probably calming them down a little bit and not getting them too over-anxious of panicky - or if adversity hits.  We're trying to prepare them for what kind of adversity could hit them. There won't be any lack of interest."

For Mississippi Valley State’s part, they’re a team with plenty of new faces compared to last year’s squad that struggled with 25 losses.  The Delta Devils brought in a crop of junior college transfers, including Michael Mayo, who is a proficient 3-point shooter.  Even with the additions, MVS is picked to finish near the bottom of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

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