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Gonzaga Bulldogs: 5 Most Important Players in 2014 NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga Bulldogs' 5 Most Important Players in 2014 NCAA Tournament

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Having not gone to the Sweet 16 since 2009, coach Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs have had a tough run throughout the season. As a No. 8 seed, they face the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who fell into similar a path and look to advance to most likely play the Arizona Wildcats.

5. Gary Bell, Jr.

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5. Gary Bell, Jr.

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Shooting 43 percent on the season from behind the arc, Gary Bell is the junior version of Pangos, a lethal shooter who can also put the ball on the floor and attack the rim. He needs to have a good tournament for the ‘Zags to have success.

4. David Stockton

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4. David Stockton

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The son of Hall-of-Famer John Stockton, David is the true point guard on the ‘Zags’ roster. Like his father, he’s not a flashy player by any means, but he gets the job done averaging seven points and four assists per contest.

3. Przemek Karnoswki

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3. Przemek Karnowski

Przemek Karnowski
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The defensive anchor on a team that desperately needs defense, Karnowski leads the team in blocks while providing 11 points and six rebounds per game. Staying out of foul trouble has to be the most important thing for big ‘K’ as he is the lone “big” on the team.

2. Sam Dower

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2. Sam Dower

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Sam Dower is the player in crunch time you want to have the ball. He thrives on getting to the line where he shoots a miraculous 82 percent. For a big guy, Dower has a weird game that can cause matchup nightmares for opposing teams.

1. Kevin Pangos

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1. Kevin Pangos

Kevin Pangos
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The leader on the court, Kevin Pangos is the best shooter on this team designed to give him the ball. Shooting 41 percent from behind the arc, he’s the most important player to the ‘Zags’ success in the tournament.