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UCLA faces a Gonzaga basketball team that now can't escape expectations
UCLA faces a Gonzaga basketball team that now can't escape expectations

Dan Monson is the basketball coach at Long Beach State, but he still fields phone calls from athletic directors and coaches around the nation wanting to know about Gonzaga. Or, more specifically, how have the Bulldogs done it? How did Gonzaga pivot from a Cinderella run to a regional semifinal in 1999 to becoming a perennial college basketball power? How has it landed regularly on national television? And why, when a standout player such as Byron Wesley chooses to leave a place like USC, is his first choice the little Jesuit university in eastern Washington? "I just knew that they had a winning tradition," Wesley said. Just about every college basketball player knows...

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