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Lost: Robert Sacre, Mathis Keita, Ryan Spangler, Marquise Carter
Found: Przemek Karnowski, Kelly Olynyk, Kyle Dranginis
Gonzaga had won 11 consecutive WCC regular-season championships until St. Mary's won the conference last year. But the Zags look prepared to retake the regular-season crown in 2012-13.
They return four starters. Sophomores Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr., who both had impressive freshman seasons, will head the backcourt, along with junior David Stockton, son of NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton.
Pangos led the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 13.6 points, and in assists with 3.4 per game. He also shot 40.1 percent from beyond the arc. Despite being a freshman, he had a few huge games, like his 33-point, six-assist effort against Washington State.
Bell emerged as a sharpshooter, making treys at a 47.7-percent clip. He averaged 10.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and two assists.
In the frontcourt, the Zags return Elias Harris, Sam Dower and Guy Landry Edi.
Harris proved himself as one of the best players in the WCC last year. He averaged 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting better than 50 percent from the field and 41 percent on three-pointers.
Dower should replace Robert Sacre, who averaged 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds as a senior.