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Jones is one of the best players in the nation.
There's no doubt that Gonzaga is the poster boy as the tournament Cinderella. But with wins in each of the last three years, the Zags have grown into more than that.
They can score with anyone and can do it both inside and out. They are a very good shooting team, have playmaking threats and can rebound.
Their top two scorers, Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris, are each shooting better than 40 percent from three-point range. They have a true center in Robert Sacre who scores, rebounds and defends the basket.
West Virginia is a puzzling team. The Mountaineers started out 15-5, but they've dropped eight of their last 12 games. They hold wins over Kansas State, Georgetown and Cincinnati. While they have played poorly, they do have one incredibly important skill.
That skill is rebounding, particularly offensive rebounding, where they rank sixth in the nation. They do most of their scoring from inside, and they defend the arc better than most.
Kevin Jones is a dominant inside player, averaging 20.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game. They also have Darryl Bryant, who has mediocre shooting numbers but can get hot at anytime.
Gonzaga should be the favorite, but nobody knows which West Virginia team will show up. If the real Mountaineers show up, they may prove to be too tough for Gonzaga. If they don't, Gonzaga will shoot their way to the next round.