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Zags happily dance around first round

Gonzaga's win wasn't without its anxious moments, as shown by Jeremy Pargo and the GU coaching staff. (Photo: Spokesman.com) Gonzaga's win wasn't without its anxious moments, as shown by Jeremy Pargo and the GU coaching staff. (Photo: Spokesman.com)

by John Blanchette
Spokesman.com

PORTLAND - If Mark Few heard it once since Sunday, he heard it a dozen times.

"Everybody's talking to me and our guys saying, ‘I won't be down Thursday, but I'll be down Saturday,' " Few said, shaking his head. "They just don't get it."

Unless, of course, the coach's irony antenna was on the fritz, or he was being spoon-fed a dose of reverse psychology by Gonzaga fans willing to try anything.

At any rate, a sort of expectational schizophrenia seemed to settle over the Zagmania's many convalescents in the ramp-up to Thursday's first round of the NCAA basketball ...

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