- Dana O'Neil, ESPN Senior Writer
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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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