The Gonzaga Bulldogs have done nearly everything a program can do in college basketball. It’s why many have presumed the WCC Tournament is a foregone conclusion, not giving it as much attention as some other tourneys happening around the country.
For the No. 1 ranked Zags, while their goal is to make a run deep into March (and hopefully April), the WCC Tournament is a business trip.
It was a sentiment literally stated after the Bulldogs defeated the Pepperdine Waves in the WAC semifinal.
“I’ve been coming here for a while, since the AAU days, so I look at myself as a vet when I’m in Vegas,” Zach Norvell said. “We look at it as a business trip, as we’ve been doing all year.”
Mark Few was happy with how his players performed after a few days off.
“Just a terrific approach by the guys,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “We had a lot of days off, you always wonder how that is going to play out. And to their credit, they came out and attacked the moment and really stayed with it. Even after halftime, they did a great job of really keeping the throttle down. Couldn’t have went any better as far as how we wanted to start this tournament.”
Up next for the Gonzaga Bulldogs is the WCC Tournament title game. If they can dispatch of the Saint Mary’s Gaels, a one-seed in the Big Dance is likely.
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