- Dana O'Neil, College Basketball Reporter
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OK, so it isn't the Thrilla in Manila, but the Battle in Seattle brings together two top 10 teams as an early holiday present. Mix in the history between Gonzaga and Connecticut -- last year's nailbiting win by the Bulldogs, the 2005 Denham Brown buzzer-beater for UConn in Maui and the 1999 showdown in the Elite Eight -- and you've got all the makings of a battle worthy of a Tale of the Tape:
Dana O'Neil covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Providence point guard Kris Dunn is returning for his junior season despite being considered a lock first-round pick by most NBA executives.
Malik Newman, the nation's top-ranked guard, has committed to Mississippi State.
Center Mark Tollefsen has chosen Arizona among several programs to play for next season after graduating from San Francisco.
Seven-foot Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski will return for his senior season after watching teammates Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and two other teammates leave early for the NBA.
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