That’s the question we posed in this poll. As of midnight Monday, 162 people had weighed in and 47 percent said the Huskies would go the farthest, while 37 percent voted for Gonzaga. Another 14 percent said both teams would lose in the first round. What do you think?
Me? I think both face difficult first-round games, but Washington matches up well with Marquette. Gonzaga’s more talented than Florida State, but the Seminoles are huge and like to keep the score low. If the UW and Zags both surive, you have to like Washington’s chances (against either New Mexico or Montana) over Gonzaga’s chances of knocking off Syracuse …. in a game that will be played in Buffalo, N.Y. It’s been a long time since Gonzaga’s been called a Cinderella, but if they get a chance to play Syracuse, somebody better break out the slippers.
Here’s one guy who gives the Zags a shot at knocking off Syracuse.
Remember the last time Gonzaga played in Buffalo. The late Dan Fitzgerald was coaching then. Bud Withers of the Seattle Times tells the story.
Marquette, meanwhile, sees a lot of themselves in Washington. Check out this story in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
And don’t forget to vote in the poll.