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Gonzaga Just Keeps Proving It Never Should Have Been An 11-Seed

DENVER, CO - MARCH 19: Kyle Wiltjer (33) of the Gonzaga Bulldogs pops his jersey in the waning seconds against the Utah Utes during the second half of Gonzaga's 82-59 second round NCAA Tournament game win on Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Mark Few’s Gonzaga hasn’t been a proper Cinderella for more than a decade now, having outgrown the designation some time ago. This season’s squad, however, entered the 2016 NCAA Tournament in an unfamiliar position — an 11-seed. Matched up with the streaking 6-seed Seton Hall, which had just won the Big East Tournament, Gonzaga was predicted by many to be bounced in the first round.

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