In 1999, the Gonzaga Bulldogs crashed the party of the national college basketball elites with a tantalizing run through the NCAA Tournament.
That year began the first of a current 21-game streak of NCAA Tournament appearances. In those two decades, the Zags transformed from the eternally scrappy underdogs into a powerhouse competing with the best of the best, both on the court and in the recruits coming in.
For the history of the program, this was the game that started it all. Interestingly enough, Florida came into the Sweet 16 as a No. 6 seed that season, because the No.