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Gonzaga Gears Up for Basketball Season with Kraziness in the Kennel

The Zags will be open the 2015-16 season with an exhibition against Eastern Oregon on Saturday, November 7th. The Zags will be open the 2015-16 season with an exhibition against Eastern Oregon on Saturday, November 7th.

Gonzaga University Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Gonzaga men's basketball team put on a show in front of a packed house at the Kraziness in the Kennel event at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon.

Fans were treated to a special player and coaching staff introduction, recognition of the '99 Elite Eight team and a pair of shooting contests before the Blue-White scrimmage stole the show.

Senior forward Kyle Wiltjer won the three-point completion over redshirt sophomore Dustin Triano and `99er Casey Calvary's squad teamed up with Kyle Dranginis and a lucky fan to win the shooting competition.

In the 20-minute scrimmage, redshirt freshman point guard Josh Perkins showed the crowd his skills in pouring in 17 points to lead the Blue to a 39-35 win. In one stretch, Perkins made three straight buckets for his team with a three-pointer, reverse layin and a three-point play.

Transfer Johnathan Williams also scored double digits for the Blue with 10 points and five rebounds in his first-ever appearance in front of the Gonzaga faithful.

On the other side, Domantas Sabonis, Eric McClellan and Wiltjer each had 11 to combine for 33 of their team's 35 points. Sabonis added seven rebounds while Wiltjer had six and McClellan five.

The Zags will be open the 2015-16 season with an exhibition against Eastern Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m., at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The regular season will begin in Okinawa, Japan, against Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Classic on ESPN on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

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