Breaking Down Gonzaga’s Non-Conference Schedule

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Mar 30, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair celebrates with teammates after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles to win the finals of the East regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center. Syracuse Orange won 55-39. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse, California, Minnesota, or Arkansas (Maui Invitational)

Wednesday, November 27th. Lahaina, Hawaii.

Last Season (Syracuse): 30-10 (11-7 Big East). Final Four.

Last Season (California): 21-12 (12-6 Pac-12). NCAA Second Round.

Last Season (Minnesota): 21-13 (8-10 Big 10). NCAA Second Round.

Last Season (Arkansas): 19-13 (10-8 SEC).

Gonzaga will be faced with an extremely tough test no matter which team they face in this round. Syracuse will be led by CJ Fair, along with another great incoming freshmen class. Arkansas could struggle, since its two leading scorers have left. The Gophers are returning both Andre and Austin Hollins, and Richard Pitino could instill some life into the program. California lost its leading scorer, but aside from that nearly everyone is coming back.