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35. Gonzaga arrives

When No. 10 seed Gonzaga took the floor against Minnesota in the round of 64 on March 11, 1999, the Bulldogs were 0-1 in the NCAA tournament in program history. In the headlines that week, they were "Tiny Gonzaga," but Matt Santangelo, Richie Frahm and Quentin Hall led the Zags to wins over Minnesota, Stanford and Florida. Dan Monson's team then played eventual national champion Connecticut into the 40th minute before falling 67-62 in the Elite Eight. Monson spoke with Notre Dame officials before taking the Minnesota job later that summer, and in Spokane the reins were handed to an unknown 36-year-old assistant named Mark Few. -- John Gasaway