CHAMPAIGN, IL - DECEMBER 03: Robert Sacre #00 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs puts up a shot over Ibby Djimde #23 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on December 3, 2011 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Bulldogs will look to get back on track this Saturday against a talented Arizona team.
The 2011 Battle In Seattle is here and it features two of the more prominent college basketball programs on the west coast. The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Arizona Wildcats will face-off at Key Arena on Saturday afternoon in a game that will be huge for both teams as they look to boost their resumés for March Madness.
Gonzaga enters the showdown at 6-2 on the season and will have the hometown crowd behind them. They are led by big man Robert Sacre, who could cause a lot of problems for Arizona's undersized front line. The Wildcats lost their starting point guard, sixth man, and All-American forward in Derrick Williams from last year's Elite Eight run, although Sean Miller has the UA back on track with a stellar recruiting class.
Many around the country expect a great game and the Bulldogs will attempt to earn their first win against Arizona (0-3). The two programs last met in 2006, a closely contested game that the 'Cats won in Phoenix.
The game will be broadcast live on CBS at 1 p.m. For those of you wanting to see the game in-person, tickets still remain. For more, head on over to our team sites The Slipper Still Fits and Arizona Desert Swarm.