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Jim Larranaga, who led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and a No. 2 ranking, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.
Gonzaga's gone, its resume of 15 straight NCAA appearances and 32 wins meaning little after being knocked out of the West Regional 76-70 by a barrage of Wichita State 3-pointers.
Some people may have heard of the school that's suddenly generating a bit of March Madness buzz. Harvard. Yep, Harvard —the school known for producing U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and Nobel Prize winners earned its first NCAA tournament victory Thursday night with a 68-62 upset of No. 3 seed New Mexico.
Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the `Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
Their reign as No. 1 is little more than a week old, yet it seems a comfortable fit for the little school that can. Gonzaga plays like a team without a big target on its uniform, something that should serve the Zags well as they head into the NCAA tournament in search of something a bit more tangible than their ranking as the best team in the country.
Riding the best record in Division I at 29-2, the Bulldogs took advantage of Indiana's loss to Minnesota last week. The Bulldogs switched places with the Hoosiers, advancing from No. 2 to move comfortably into the No. 1 spot Monday.
Second-ranked Gonzaga's game at BYU on Thursday suddenly has national significance.
With No. 1 Indiana losing to Minnesota on Tuesday, the Zags might reach the top of the AP basketball poll Monday if they can beat BYU on Thursday and Portland on Saturday.
Now is when things really start to get interesting for the little school that always seems to play so big.