Since we are on the topic of Gonzaga, it makes me wonder how St.Mary's got in. I mean, they haven't beaten anyone except for Creighton and everytime they have played Gonzaga they got they're ass kicked.
I'm just playing Devil's advocate because I don't know much about them. But looking at their schedule, 3 of their 6 losses are to Gonzaga so I'm sure that came into play. 3 losses to a 1 seed as opposed to say, 3 losses to a 4 seed is probably a difference maker.
They lost by 5 to Gonzaga IN Spokane too, so that was probably looked upon favorably. Other than that, they went 1-1 against Pacific who also made it in. Not sure if that helps or hurts them, but in the win they absolutely laid the smack down (74-46).
Also their only losses in 2013 are all to Gonzaga so I am sure they have the "how they have played lately" argument working in their favor.