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Campus Coverage: Arizona Wildcats ready to take on Gonzaga Bulldogs

Arizona v Weber State

By: Jacob Cavanah

SAN DIEGO – The No. 8 Gonzaga Bulldogs stand between another Arizona Wildcat Sweet 16 appearance. Head coach Mark Few's team is in the tournament for the 16th consecutive season.

Gonzaga beat Marcus Smart and the No. 9 Oklahoma State Cowboys 85-77 Friday. Guard Kevin Pangos led the Bulldogs with 26 points along with six rebounds and three assists.

Head coach Sean Miller's Wildcats are aware Gonzaga is a legitimate threat to advancing.
After the first round victory guard Nick Johnson said, "We're not the No .1 defensive team in the country because we let teams back in the game. We're trying to do what we do. We just have to play and do what we are, and everything will take care of itself."

Gonzaga recognizes Arizona's a huge threat, despite its Friday's late game struggles.

"It's impressive with their front line and Nick Johnson has had an amazing year," Few said postgame. "They're a No. 1 seed for a reason."

The two teams played in the second round of the 2002-03 tournament in a similar situation that ended in an Arizona double-overtime victory. Arizona was a No. 1 seed and Gonzaga was No. 9.

This anticipated second round matchup is Sunday at 6:40 PT.

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a_jefferson394 March 22 2014 at 10:51 PM


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scprice49 March 23 2014 at 10:23 AM

Cats will move with win over the Zags. Cats by 8.

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Shawn March 23 2014 at 11:36 AM

Upsets everywhere this year.
Go Zags!

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Jeff Shawn March 23 2014 at 3:11 PM

not this time

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Michael March 23 2014 at 12:59 PM

It's payback time for the Cats....go Zags!!!

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Jeff Michael March 23 2014 at 3:11 PM

not likely

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