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History is not on George Mason's side

Updated: March 25, 2006, 8:38 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Seven years ago, Dan Monson stood in the locker room in Phoenix, fresh off Gonzaga's last-second Sweet 16 win over Florida, and started to plan for the next day.

"I said we'll meet at 9, at 9, at 9 ... " Monson recalled.

"And then Mark Few [his assistant at the time], said 'tomorrow, 9 tomorrow,'" Monson said. "I had no idea what we were doing and when."

That's because the 1999 Zags were in a situation unknown to them at the time -- 40 minutes from the Final Four.

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