During the 2020-2021 season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs made it to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament but came up short against the Baylor Bears. In ‘Zaga’s 115 year history, they’ve yet to win a championship. However, with star center Drew Timme returning, a couple of viable transfers, and the best freshmen class in school history, the Bulldogs look equipped and are ranked #1 in the country. Should they be? Yes.
Coach Mark Few has been the coach at Gonzaga for 22 seasons. In his stint, he holds a 630-124 record. Few’s been exceptional as he consistently gets the most out of his players year in and year out. Year after year, Few is one of the best in the business and consistently has one of the best offenses in the country. Last season, Gonzaga finished first in the nation in points and field goals, while ranking third in assists. The Bulldogs finishing third in assists shouldn’t come by surprise. Few has his team constantly moving the ball and refusing to let it stick. Ball movement is his identity and the 2021-2022 team will adopt it, same as his teams have in years before. The Bulldogs lost their best player Jalen Suggs to the NBA but they have talent returning and talent in from their class of 2021 signees. Few will adjust and have that offense running as a fine tuned machine per usual.