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.
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.
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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