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Gonzaga Basketball: Elias Harris To Sit Out Exhibition Against Southern Oregon

Gonzaga University star forward Elias Harris is not expected to play in the team's exhibition against Southern Oregon tonight.

GU Ready For Exhibition Opener
The NAIA Raiders lost their exhibition opener to NCAA Division II Humboldt State 74-51 on Tuesday. Southern Oregon, 12-15 last season, was picked to finish 10th (last) in the Cascade Conference preseason coaches poll.

Sophomore forward Elias Harris (shoulder), Gonzaga’s top returning scorer, is not expected to play. Freshman wing Mathis Monninghoff (ankle) could see action.

Zach Bell over at the Slipper Still Fits is less than concerned.

It's Exhibition Time: Zags host Southern Oregon
The one thing I hope to emerge from the game tomorrow night is that we learn that there were no injuries. I'm pleased to hear that Elias Harris will be siting out the game to rest his shoulder, and to be completely honest, I would prefer that guys like Steven Gray, Rob Sacre and Mangisto Arop didn't play either. Unlike the scrimmage against Texas, this game will do nothing to sure up the rotation or prove which guys are capable of contributing in the rotation this season. In fact, if it were up to me, Gonzaga would be playing a second scrimmage instead of hosting Southern Oregon in this exhibition game. However, I understand that the chance to play in a front of a sell-out crowd at the MAC means more money and exposure for the program.

The game will take place at 6 pm at McCarthey Athletic Center.