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Zags Close To Cracking Top 25 Again

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Gonzaga Bulldogs are close to cracking
the Top 25 in The Associated Press college basketball poll again.

The Zags weren't in the Top 25 again yesterday, but they were
close, receiving 137 votes. Michigan, the No. 25 team, had 153
votes. The West Coast Conference doesn't doesn't have a team in the
Top 25.

They've been as high as No. 4 in the poll this season.

Gonzaga opened defense of its West Coast Conference title with a
67-50 victory over University of Portland last Saturday night at
Spokane. The 10 and 4 Zags remain in Spokane this week, facing
Santa Clara at 6 p.m. Thursday and University of San Francisco at 5
p.m. Saturday in WCC games.

After 14 games this season, the Zags have four players scoring
in double figures; Josh Heytvelt (14.9), Matt Bouldin (12.5),
Austin Daye (12.4) and Steven Gray (10.9). Heytvelt and Daye are
Gonzaga's top two rebounders with 6.6 and 6.5 averages,

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