Once Mark Few saw the names of Miami and Duke pop up as No. 2 seeds in other regions, the long-tenured Gonzaga coach knew there would be another first to check off for the 2013 season.
No controversy here. Top-ranked Gonzaga is a No. 1 seed for the first time in school history.
''There was still that apprehension about whether or not we were going to be a No. 1 or No. 2,'' Few said. ''You can't help but for whatever reason, get into it even though I could have easily seen them put us on the 2 line and I wouldn't have had a problem with that. I'm glad that they acknowledged the year these guys had.''
The best season in Gonzaga's history was rewarded Sunday when the Bulldogs (31-2) were given the top seed in the West Region of the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs will open the tournament on Thursday in Salt Lake City against No. 16 seed Southern in the second round.
Earning a No. 1 seed adds another notch in a season of new accomplishments for Gonzaga. They enter the tournament with ...