December 20, 2006

SCOUTING REPORT: Duke vs. Gonzaga

Duke (10-1) vs. Gonzaga (9-3)
When: 9:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21
Where: Madison Square Garden
TV: ESPN 2
Radio: Duke Radio Network

Series: Tied 0-0
Last Meeting: First meeting

Coach

Mark Few has elevated himself among college basketball's elite in the coaching ranks. After taking over for Dan Monson following the 1998-99 season when the Bulldogs went to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, Few has maintained a level of success in Spokane that nobody could have imagined.

The Zags have been back to the tournament every year since 1999, and although Few hasn't had a deep run yet in March, he has succeeded in establishing Gonzaga as a year in and year out national power.<

Did you know...?

Gonzaga is 8-1 all time against the ACC. The Bulldogs have won eight in a row against the league since losing to Maryland in the first round of the 1995 NCAA Tournament. They have already defeated North Carolina this season, and will face Virginia later in the year in addition to tonight's game against Duke.

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