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March 19, 2009
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Jeremy Pargo of Gonzaga soars in for a monster jam to put an exclamation point on the victory over Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Portland Oregon Rose Garden Thursday March 19, 2009. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review

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Josh Heytvelt of Gonzaga gets a putback slam during first half action against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Portland Oregon Rose Garden Thursday, March 19, 2009. At bottom is #13 Nikola Cvetinovic of Akron.

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Josh Heytvelt of Gonzaga dunks to help the Zags pull away in the second half against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Austin Daye of Gonzaga bends down the rim with a second half dunk against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Matt Bouldin will play as a free agent with the Chicago Bulls.

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Micah Downs of Gonzaga tries to break down an Akron defender on the dribble during second half action in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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#32 Steven Gray of Gonzaga leaps over #30 Chris McKnight during second half action against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Portland Oregon Rose Garden Thursday, March 19, 2009. Gray was called for a foul on the play as Gonzaga pulled out a 77-64 win.

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Andrew Sorenson of Gonzaga leaps off the bench as the Zags pull away against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Josh Heytvelt of Gonzaga signals his three point shot late in the second half against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in the Portland Oregon Rose Garden Thursday March 19, 2009.

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Steven Gray cuts to the ball being inbounded by Matt Bouldin during first half action against Akron in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Austin Daye of Gonzaga ( middle in white ) tangles with #12 Darryl Roberts of Akron during first half action in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Ira Brown of Gonzaga leaps over #12 Darryl Roberts of Akron to deny him a look at the basket during first half action in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Demetri Goodson of Gonzaga ( left ) ties up #23 Brett McKnight of Akron as they battle for a loose ball in the second half of their NCAA Tournament game in Portland.

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Jeremy Pargo sits with the Gonzaga coaches as they watch Akron battle them almost even for most of the game Thurday March 19, 2009 in Portland.

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Josh Heytvelt of Gonzaga points to the fans at the end of the game against Akron Thursday March 19, 2009 in Portland at the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

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(From left) Jeremy Pargo, Micah Downs and Josh Heytvelt celebrate their victory in a hard fought game over Akron.

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Josh Heytvelt takes a defensive rebound away from Nikola Cvetinovic as the Zags stiffen and take the lead in the second half of their game.