Gonzaga played a basketball game at UCLA on Dec. 13. The Bulldogs won handily, 87-74. Honest. It made the news.
It’s a good thing stats were kept that day at Pauley Pavilion, because the Bulldogs and Bruins have done their best all week to act like the game never took place. Both teams have been adamant that the first meeting will have little impact on Friday’s rematch in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament in Houston (4:15 p.m., KIRO 7).