Gonzaga's Four Keys for March Success

Joshua NormandContributor IFebruary 26, 2009

In order for Gonzaga to win at least two to three games this March, a few things have to happen.

1) Jeremy Pargo has to play like a senior point guard. While Pargo has been good, against Memphis and Connecticut, he hasn't been great. Gonzaga will need his senior leadership in tight situations in the first two rounds.

2) Josh Heytvelt has to continue to play well. It seems like he woke up after the Memphis debacle. Let's see more 20-10 type of performances.

3) Austin Daye has to get tougher. He has the most talent on the team, but can get distracted with a silly foul or two.

4) Finally, Mark Few must stay on this team. If his team plays with an edge, that is good. If they lose their edge, they can be upset.

This Gonzaga team reminds me a little bit of the '90s Arizona teams that Lute Olson had—they could go to the Final Four or get knocked out early. See 1993 Santa Clara over Arizona with future NBA great Steve Nash.