Perhaps you’ve read this before: For the first time in school history, Gonzaga … Well, here we go again. Roughly two weeks after earning the first No. 1 ranking in school history, the Bulldogs landed the program’s first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament when the brackets were revealed Sunday. Gonzaga (31-2) will face 16th-seeded Southern (23-9), champion of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, in a West Region opener Thursday in Salt Lake City. The teams squared off in the season opener two years ago with Gonzaga rolling to a 117-72 victory over the Jaguars at the McCarthey Athletic Center. “It’s an honor to be the first team to do that here,” sophomore guard Kevin Pangos said of the No. 1 seed. The Gonzaga-Southern winner advances to face the winner of No. 8 Pittsburgh-No. 9 Wichita State/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (Kathy Plonka SR photo: GU’s Kelly Olynyk is interviewed at the McCarthey Athletic Center)
Question: Are you satisifed that Gonzaga was considered the fourth No. 1 seed?