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Following a historic run in this year's NCAA Tournament that took the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team from Salt Lake City to San Jose and eventually to Phoenix for its first Final Four appearance, and first National Championship game in school history, the team headed back to Spokane on Tuesday.
The Zags fell just short on Monday night against the North Carolina Tar Heels, but the hometown fans were on hand to give the team a warm welcome and thank them for the history-making season.
Click through the slideshow above for a look at the team's triumphant homecoming to Lilac City.
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(story: Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer, KHQ.com; photos and video: KHQ.com)