With another West Coast Conference regular-season championship tucked away in its hip pocket, No. 2 Gonzaga goes after the No. 1 ranking Saturday night.
When the Bulldogs host BYU in Spokane, Wash., they will have a chance to supplant Duke atop the polls on Monday with a win. The Blue Devils' 88-72 home loss Wednesday night to North Carolina opened the door for Gonzaga.
If Thursday night's 92-64 spanking of Pepperdine is any indication, Gonzaga appears more than ready to walk through that door, if not trample over it. Gonzaga (26-2, 13-0 WCC) shot 62.7 percent from the field, controlled the boards 38-29 and opened up a 33-point lead early in the second half.