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Colorado as the Bulldogs dropped the hammer on the Red Storm of St. Johns." - Gonzaga vs. St. Johns

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The day after Gonzaga's win over St. John's, the basketball world is talking like its 1999. That, remember, is the year the Zags made it as far as the Elite 8 and earned "Cinderella" status. Well… the slipper still fits.

Here are just a few of the articles singing the Bulldogs' praises.

"After St. John's jumped out to an 8-2 lead, Gonzaga dominated the rest of the first half, taking a 43-32 lead at intermission. And it was more of the same in the second half, as the Johnnies never got closer than eight, in the opening minute after the break.

Gonzaga shot the ball extremely well -- 28-for-52 from the field (53.8 percent), and 9-for-15 from 3-point range. But the most telling stat was the rebounding margin -- the Zags slaughtered the Red Storm on the glass, 43-20." – St. John's seniors end careers in tears (ESPN.com)

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"The Bulldogs buckled down and fought through two slumps. They won the West Coast Conference tournament, earning an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

And they arrived here peaking at the right time, playing their best basketball of the year and some of the best basketball in the country.

That skill was on display Thursday night, when the 11th-seeded Bulldogs ousted No. 6 seed St. John's 86-71. Gonzaga was led by Marquise Carter with 24 points."  – Gonzaga finds its mojo just in time for March Madness (Sports Illustrated)

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"It was Gonzaga's best game of the season. Easily. The best sign for this team and its fans: the second-best game, according to Steven Gray, was the WCC title game, which preceded this one. The Zags defeated St. Mary's 75-63 in that one. So ... here comes a Gonzaga tournament run? No one's going there yet. Some guy named Jimmer stands in the way." – Gonzaga finally looking like the Zags we all love (CBS Sports)

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But ultimately St. John's had no answer for the Bulldogs, who effortlessly kicked out the ball under pressure to Marquise Carter (24 points), Steven Gray (16 points) or Elias Harris (15 points). Their shots seemed drawn to the basket as if by magnet, with even awkward shots bouncing in. Collectively the three players shot 64% on three-pointers. – St. John's surprising season ends with loss to Gonzaga (Wall Street Journal)

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"Prior to this evening, the phrase "firing on all cylinders" and "Gonzaga" were never in the same sentence.  The West Coast Conference champion Bulldogs have been a team that has largely been disjointed.  For some phases of the season, the Zags' frontcourt looked like it couldn't be stopped.  Other times of the year, Steven Gray played like a Wooden Award finalist.  Then there were times when the bench stepped up or Marquise Carter rose to the forefront.  As fans, we have always secretly whispered "Man, I hope this team can somehow put it all together for one night, cause it is gonna be special".  Well, I'll be damned, it happened tonight in Denver, Colorado as the Bulldogs dropped the hammer on the Red Storm of St. John's." - Gonzaga vs. St. John's: Zags leave no doubt in dominant victory (SlipperStillFits.com)

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