Breaking Down Gonzaga’s Non-Conference Schedule

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Dec 31, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats guards Rodney McGruder (22) , Shane Southwell (1) and Will Spradling (55) look on after a foul against the South Dakota Coyotes during the second half at Bramlage Coliseum. Kansas State defeated South Dakota 70-50. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas State

Saturday, December 21st. Wichita, Kan.

Last Season: 27-8 (14-4

In last year’s Battle in Seattle matchup, the Wildcats were overwhelmed by the Bulldogs, and were defeated by a score of 68-52. Kelly Olynyk was a force on the offensive end (20 points), and Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder had a miserable shooting outing (1 of 9 from the field). Both of those players have moved on, as has Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez (transferred to Miami) and Gonzaga forward Elias Harris (graduation). Both teams have a completely new look and this game will take a completely different shape. Seniors Will Spradling and Shane Southwell will go toe-to-toe with the vaunted Gonzaga backcourt in this matchup.