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PHOTOS: Up close & personal - Gonzaga in Denver and their win against Seton Hall

KHQ.COM - Before Thursday night's game against our Zags, Seton Hall was "talking some smack" as they like to say. The private New Jersey university was everything but humble going into their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2006. In an interview with SWX's Sam Adams, Angel Delgado mentioned he didn't think Gonzaga could beat them because they were slow and not athletic. "They don't play teams like us," he said.

Well, the best way to shut up your worst critics is not by lashing back with words, but with your actions and that's exactly what Gonzaga did, beating Seton Hall 68-52. 

Check out some of the behind the scenes and on the court photos that photographer Torrey Vail captured of the men's team in Denver and their big win against Seton Hall. 

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    Gonzaga had four players finish the game with double figures, led by Johnathan Williams with 17 points (Perkins 16 pts, Melson 14 pts, Hachimura 10 pts).

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