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VIDEO: Gonzaga hosts madness event

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BYU guard Tyler Haws (3) attempts to block the shot of Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer (33) during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/The Daily Herald, Ian Maule)


Gonzaga opened its season with its annual Kraziness in the Kennel as fans gathered to celebrate the start of the basketball season. While not much can be learned of a half-paced scrimmage in an exhibition setting, the Bulldogs did play without center Przemek Karnowski, who is battling pneumonia.

In a story with Jim Meehan of the Spokesman-Review, Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said that the 7-foot-1 center will be out for a little while as he recovers from the illness.

“He had a great run (playing for Poland) in the European championships,” said Few. “He’s going to have to sit for a while now. Hopefully, we’ll get him back by the end of the month.”

Other than the senior center being out a few weeks, redshirt freshman guard Josh Perkins looked healthy and led the scrimmage with 17 points. Here are some highlights of last night’s action: