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Gonzaga’s unique success has proven ‘impossible’ to replicate elsewhere

The national title game would have been held Monday, and Gonzaga had hoped, as it does every year, to cut down the nets to claim its first national championship in men’s basketball. But even without such a victory to stamp its legacy, its stamp is found in more and more places across the country as its coaches and players try to bring tenets of the Gonzaga Way to other programs.

Red Squad key part of Gonzaga tradition

Meet the Red Squad. They’re a group of five Gonzaga walk-ons who, joined by Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer and occasionally by freshman Luke Meikle, form the Red Squad in practice and provide scout-team looks for the Bulldogs as they prepare for games.

Bakamus a nice fit at GU

Rem Bakamus suspected his teammates were playing a prank when told by an assistant coach in the locker room he had been requested for an interview at the Gonzaga men’s basketball media day. Bakamus entered the media room with a bit of skepticism, but the personable walk-on guard from Longview, Wash., was quickly back in character, which is one of the reasons he’s fit in seamlessly with teammates.

No joke! Bakamus a nice fit at GU

Rem Bakamus suspected his teammates were playing a prank when told by an assistant coach in the locker room he had been requested for an interview at the Gonzaga men’s basketball media day. Bakamus entered the media room with a bit of skepticism, but the personable walk-on guard from Longview, Wash., was quickly back in character, which is one of the reasons he’s fit in seamlessly with teammates. As the players stretched at the outset of Monday’s practice, wing Gerard Coleman asked Bakamus what tune he’d been singing earlier. “Hey now,” Bakamus belted out, “You’re an all-star …”