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Hoopfest Alumni Game to pit Gonzaga alums against former Huskies

SPOKANE, Wash. - When former Gonzaga basketball players take the court this year for the Hoopfest Alumni Game, they won't be facing down their old teammates on the other side of the court. This year, they'll face alums from the University of Washington.

Hoopfest Executive Director Matt Santangelo broke the news Thursday on kxly4 News at 5.

Last year was the first time Hoopfest kicked off the best basketball weekend on earth with a game between Gonzaga basketball alums. The game, played at the Spokane Convention Center the Friday night of Hoopfest weekend, drew huge crowds to watch old favorites.

This year promises even more excitement, with fans still excited over the Zags' trip to the NCAA championship game.

Now, they'll add a new element, facing off against alums from UW.

The teams are building their rosters now; we'll update you when players are announced.

The Alumni Game is Friday, June 23rd. Doors open at 5pm with tip-off at 7 at the Spokane Convention Center.

You can purchase tickets here.