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Gonzaga Makes Battle In Seattle Vs. Tennessee Official

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Goznaga will face Tennessee in late December for the Battle In Seattle 2015. (Photo: GU) Goznaga will face Tennessee in late December for the Battle In Seattle 2015. (Photo: GU)
by Gonzaga Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga men's basketball will face the University of Tennessee in the upcoming Battle in Seattle at KeyArena on Dec. 19 in Seattle, Wash., school officials announced today.

Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, Sept. 18 through TicketMaster. Eligible Bulldog Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the general public. Ticket prices and Bulldog Club member presale information will be released later this summer.

Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes leaked the matchup back in May, more HERE: http://bit.ly/1H2bFRe

The game will mark the 13th Battle in Seattle for Gonzaga and a rematch of the 2007 BIS in which then-11th-ranked Tennessee earned an 82-72 win over the Zags. GU is 8-4 all-time in 12 previous Battle in Seattle games.

Gonzaga is coming off a school-record 35-3 season accompanied by a record 22-game win streak, WCC regular season and tournament titles, and a trip to the Elite Eight. The Zags return leading scorer Kyle Wiltjer, leading rebounder Domantas Sabonis and two-year starter Przemek Karnowski.

Tennessee enters the year after a 16-16 campaign last season, but welcomes in first-year head coach Rick Barnes. Barnes spent the last 17 seasons as the head coach at the University of Texas, taking the Longhorns to one Final Four and five Sweet Sixteens.

Throughout its history, the Battle in Seattle games have been among the largest college basketball games in the state of Washington. In 2008, the game set the state's attendance record for a regular-season college basketball game with a soldout crowd of 16,763 who witnessed the Bulldogs play the University of Connecticut Huskies.

Previous Battle in Seattle Results

Dec. 13, 2003 – #17 Gonzaga 87, #3 Missouri 80 (OT)

Dec. 4, 2004 – Gonzaga, 68, Massachusetts 57

Dec. 10, 2005 – #11 Gonzaga, 64, Oklahoma State 62

Dec. 30, 2006 – #18 Nevada 82, Gonzaga 74

Dec. 29, 2007 – #11 Tennessee 82, Gonzaga 72

Dec. 20, 2008 – #2 Connecticut 88, # 7 Gonzaga 83 (OT)

Dec. 12, 2009 – #21 Gonzaga 103, Davidson 91

Dec. 4, 2010 – #20 Illinois 73, Gonzaga 61

Dec. 17, 2011 – Gonzaga 71, Arizona 60

Dec. 15, 2012 – #14 Gonzaga 68, Kansas State 52

Dec. 14, 2013 - #20 Gonzaga 68, South Alabama 58

Dec. 20, 2014 - #8 Gonzaga 63, Cal Poly 50
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