SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves.
This season, even as the preseason No. 1 in the AP Top 25, that's not the case.
"Last year I could march out at shootaround and go, `Hey guys you know what, I've been watching tape, let's do this,' and we'd do it," Few said. "I'm not gonna be able to do that, not with these guys."