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Mon., March 20, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

Few & crew savor another Sweet 16

Among the numerous mileposts in Gonzaga’s 2017 season was one Saturday that went largely unnoticed.

Gonzaga sealed its third straight Sweet 16, which hasn’t happened since the 1999 squad launched the Zags onto the national stage and the ensuing two teams kept them there.

Just like several notable achievements this season – school record 29-game winning streak, No. 1 ranking, No. 1 seeding – coach Mark Few is fine with taking a brief timeout to appreciate the view.

“I was like in shock after the (Northwestern) game for a couple minutes,” said senior guard Jordan Mathews, a grad transfer from Cal whose only NCAA experience came in a first-round loss last season. “I’ve never been in the Sweet 16. I’ve never been in the second round. Going to the Sweet 16 is going to be another level. My dad told me it’s special so we’ll see”/Jim Meehan, SR. More here.

Question: Will Gonzaga beat West Virginia?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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