Gonzaga and St. Mary's Potential Sweet 16 Teams

Joshua NormandContributor IJanuary 19, 2009

In my humble opinion, it is good for Gonzaga and St. Mary's to be under the radar, that is not ranked in the top 20. St. Mary's is 22nd in the Coaches' Poll and Gonzaga is 23rd in the AP (Media) Poll. I can see these teams giving bigger name schools major problems in the tournament. Additionally, watch out for Portland State, who is 14-5. They won the Big Sky last year, losing to Kansas in the first round of the tournament. They beat Gonzaga in December, and have a lot of seniors and juniors. I like Pargo as the leader of the team. If the team was built around Heytvelt, it wouldn't go as far.