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Gonzaga a top dog, no longer an underdog

SALT LAKE CITY — Maybe it’s the quirky name of the school, ‘‘Gonzaga.’’ Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the ’Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team’s best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.

Whatever the reason for all the fun-spirited underdog love Gonzaga typically engenders this time of year, it’s time to get over it.

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