The Gonzaga men’s basketball program will honor its first NCAA Tournament team by wearing retro uniforms during today’s game against San Diego, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
The Dan Fitzgerald-coached Bulldogs of 1994-95 posted a record of 18-8 in the regular season before securing the West Coast Conference Tournament title with consecutive wins over San Diego, Saint Mary’s, and Portland.
Gonzaga was one of five conference champions to make their first appearance in an NCAA Tournament alongside Colgate, FIU, Mount St. Mary’s, and Nicholls State, but ultimately fell in the first round to third-seeded Maryland.
Interestingly, the jerseys do not exactly match those worn by the Bulldogs in that season, but rather reproduce the design they wore in the 1998/99 season which ended with a loss in the Elite Eight to eventual national champion UConn.
This includes royal blue jerseys with dark blue lettering and numbers accented in white, and white and red piping on the collar, armholes, and bottoms of the royal blue shorts. It also features a large bulldog logo in a white circle on the right side of the shorts.
This will be the seventh different uniform Gonzaga has worn this season, including their white home uniforms, navy road, 1998-99 fauxback whites, black alternate, gray alternate, and turquoise N7 uniforms celebrating Native American Heritage Month.