With so much talent leaving the league, the West Coast Conference likely won't produce a No. 1 seed next season. But can Gonzaga and Saint Mary's stay at the top?
A day removed from getting a scare against No. 16 Southern, Gonzaga players don't want to acknowledge the reality of the situation. And neither does their coach. This is to be expected, however. There is a new scope that Gonzaga is seen through, whether they want to admit it or not.
The Michigan Wolverines and North Carolina State are two teams from this year's field with a wealth of future NBA talent.
You won't find the huge names on this list. No Trey, Otto or Victor. This is reserved for X-factor players, guys who can ultimately determine how far their team goes, and whether they reach the Final Four.
Gonzaga was able to nab the No. 1 seed out West, but are the Bulldogs going to the Final Four?
LAS VEGAS - The skeptics had already come out, launching a preemptive strike to discredit Gonzaga's case for a No. 1 seed in preparation for when the brackets are unveiled on Sunday. Zags coach Mark Few and his players have heard it over and over. Gonzaga doesn't play in a "real" league, that the WCC is a mid-major conference. The Bulldogs are a fraud, and will bow out early yet again.
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Thursday is a versatile slate, with Virginia trying to play its way into the tournament, Gonzaga showing it's No. 1, and four 1 vs. 2 conference battles.
Gonzaga has been rolling through the West Coast Conference, but are the Bulldogs a legitimate national title contender? We find out.
Wednesday was jam-packed, with Oklahoma State and Kansas needing two overtimes to find a winner -- and that was just the tip of the iceberg.

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