Matt Santangelo played a key role in putting Gonzaga on the national college basketball landscape.

In his final two years at GU, he helped lead the Zags to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, including the Elite 8 in 1999 and the Sweet 16 in 2000.

Santangelo finished his career as the school’s all-time assist leader and currently ranks fourth in scoring.

After graduating, he played professional basketball in Europe for six seasons. He now lives in Spokane and works as a benefits consultant for an insurance brokerage house. He also is the color analyst on Gonzaga men’s basketball radio broadcasts, which are carried on 1510 KGA.

Santangelo answered questions about the No. 1 ranked Zags, his career in basketball and more in a live chat March 13 on