Gonzaga University athletic director Mike Roth put out the following statement regarding Washington's proposal (see post below) to renew their men’s basketball series at KeyArena:
“In light of the recent reports out of Seattle Wednesday regarding renewing the Gonzaga-Washington men’s basketball rivalry, I did receive a proposal late Tuesday from Washington.
“I have always been of the opinion this is a good game for both schools, a good game for the state of Washington and a good game for basketball in the Pacific Northwest.
“At the same time, it is a series that should be equitable for both schools. I have always believed it is a game best played on the two campuses because of the great college basketball atmosphere in both campus venues.
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“The renewal of this series is something that will be decided by the two athletic directors and the two head basketball coaches in private discussions.”