This article is part of our Conference Preview series.Gonzaga is coming off the most successful run for a West Coast Conference team in the NCAA Tournament in the conference's history. The Zags broke through their previously set ceiling to advance to the championship before losing to North Carolina in an ugly game that included many, many fouls. Coming off such a successful season, we should just hand the 2017-18 championship to the Bulldogs, right? Gonzaga should be good once again, but they may not be favored against the excellent St. Mary's Gaels who return their top three scorers from a team that went 29-5. St. Mary's will be looking for revenge after being beaten three times by Gonzaga to account for 60 percent of last year's losses.
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