In victory over 11th-ranked West Virginia, No. 1 Gonzaga overcomes adversity and cements its lofty expectations

The day before Easter break in my final year at Gonzaga, I headed to the basketball team’s offices to interview Jerry Krause, the program’s director of operations, for a profile that would run in the student paper. It was prove to be the most rewarding interview I’ve ever conducted.

I was prepared to do the standard twenty-minute Q&A for a snappy piece, but that notion was banished once Krause started talking. Two hours later, I looked down at…