- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Last season: 35-3, advanced to Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament.

Nickname: Bulldogs. Coach: Mark Few.

Conference: West Coast.

Key returners: Kyle Wiltjer, last year’s leading scorer, averaged 16.8 points per game; 7-footer Przemek Karnowski is back after averaging 10.9 ppg and 5.8 rpg; Domantas Sabonis, team’s top pro prospect, returns after averaging 9.7 ppg and 7.1 rpg as freshman.

Who left: Four-year starting back court of Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., who combined for 137 3-pointers last season, graduated. Byron Wesley, graduate transfer from USC, exhausted his eligibility after averaging 10.6 ppg last season.

The Skinny: Gonzaga returns perhaps the nation’s best front court and is expected to win another West Coast Conference title and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

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