The Gonzaga Bulldogs have wrapped up another WCC title in Las Vegas, capping a pretty special season for everybody’s favorite Cinderella team from season’s past.
Unfortunately for those of you who love an underdog, the Zags head into March Madness as the hunted. Gonzaga went 16-0 in conference play and decimated Saint Mary’s at Orleans Arena tonight, winning by 14 points.
Earlier today they retained their number one ranking. With a conference championship in hand, they’re all but locks for a number one seed on selection Sunday.
The Bulldogs have their critics, the majority of whom cite a weak schedule as the main reason for Gonzaga’s ascendance to number one for the first time ever. The haters will get their chance to bask in the schadenfreude if the Zags make an early exit.
Canadian star and potential lottery pick Kelly Olynyk recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Denison Secondary alum Kevin Pangos scored four points and dropped seven dimes. For a month, casual Canadian college basketball fans have a team to call their own when the madness begins.