Gonzaga was ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in school history earlier this month. And when the, they undeniably looked like they deserve the number next to their name.
Final score: Gonzaga 102, Kansas 90.
The Zags shot 64.5% from the field against Kansas despite missing 12 of the 18 3-pointers they attempted. Put another way, the Zags shot 77.3% inside the arc and finished with 62 points in the paint. It was, in a variety of ways, an absolutely impressive performance that doubled as the 600th victory of Mark Few’s head-coaching career.
Yep, Gonzaga’s coach now has 600 victories just one game into his 22nd season. It’s incredible and the byproduct of Few averaging 28.5 wins per season while literally never missing the NCAA Tournament and building one of the very best programs —