Tournament Teams 1996 - NIT First Round Gonzaga capped the 1996 season with its third straight trip to the post-season, landing its second berth in three years in the National Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs shared the West Coast Conference regular-season title, then advanced to the title game of the WCC Tournament before falling short in their bid for a second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga was pitted against Washington State University in the NIT first round, a re-match of a season-opening overtime thriller won by the Cougars in the Spokane Arena. Lorenzo Rollins tried to rally the Bulldogs, but his career-high 30 point performance wasn’t enough in a 92-73 WSU victory. The 1995-96 campaign gained the Bulldogs’ program added credibility and respect. Gonzaga compiled some impressive facts and figures in a 5-year period. The Bulldogs went 21-9 for their fourth 20-win campaign in five years. In doing so Gonzaga ran its overall record in that span to 103-45, the best in the West Coast Conference and one of the best up and down the entire West Coast. Gonzaga also continued its mastery of opponents in The Kennel, pushing its 5-year home record to 63-5 (including 51 of its last 54) for a winning percentage of .926. The ‘96 Bulldogs advanced to the WCC Tournament title game for the second straight year while making its third appearance during the ‘90s in the championship contest. Point guard Kyle Dixon and center Paul Rogers were selected to the All-WCC team, Rogers fourth in scoring and second in rebounding, Dixon third in assists and fifth in steals in the WCC. Jon Kinloch and Scott Snider were honorable mention selections. Kinloch and Snider were voted to the GTE/College Sports Information Directors of America District VIII All-Academic team. Kinloch sported a 3.67 GPA with a double major in finance and marketing. Snider carried a 3.28 GPA in business management and administration.
GONZAGA A AM MEN’S ’ BASKETBALL A A 2009-10
2009-10 Gonzaga Men's Basketball Media Guide