Mark Few has coached at Gonzaga since 1999 and made the NCAA tournament in each of his 15 seasons, but he has never advanced past the Sweet 16.
The No. 10 Bulldogs are 4-0 this season and seem poised to run through the West Coast Conference and earn their 18th consecutive tournament bid. Would failing to make the Final Four be a blemish on the program? Few says no.
"It is the one thing you can knock us on, if you're really looking to knock us on something," Few told CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish. "That's just how some people are wired; they want to knock everybody on something. Like ... 'Hey, Cindy Crawford has that mole, you know?' So, sure, if you wanna knock us on no Final Fours, that's fine."
Cindy Crawford might not be the most topical reference, but it's fitting considering she was at the height of her fame the last time the Zags made the Elite Eight, in 1999.
- Dan Gartland