From his half-time locker room speech to his bust-out second-half performance, Gonzaga has kept the Bulldogs on track for the best game of the tournament so far.

Gonzaga was in his locker room, but coach Mark Few did not give a strong message in his program.

The NCAA has a complex history of tournaments and the Bulldogs exited early believing that they had left everything behind in their distant past.

Still, it would be a mistake to consider the first week of Gonzaga's latest title bid a failure of any kind.