The Gonzaga Bulldogs got roughly the seed they expected and an opponent they’re familiar with in perhaps the best location logistically of the eight NCAA tournament opening-round sites. All in all, not a bad draw. The eighth-seeded Zags (28-6) will face No. 9 Oklahoma State (21-12) – a rematch of a 2012 New Year’s Eve thriller won by GU 69-68 in Stillwater – in the West Regional at approximately 1:40 Friday at Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State. The Gonzaga-Oklahoma State winner will take on the winner of No. 1 Arizona-No. 16 Weber State. “It’s nice playing on the West Coast,” junior guard Gary Bell Jr. said. “A lot of our fans can come watch. Hopefully it feels like a home game”/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. (SR photo by Kathy Plonka: Kevin Pangos says of analysts’ predictions that Oklahoma State will beat Gonzaga in their opener Friday: “I don’t really take much from it.”)
Question: Are you happy with the Gonzaga seed, bracket & first-round opponent?