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Coverage of Gonzaga’s 2017 first-round opponent, the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State University.

Gonzaga’s ‘D’ encounters elite scorer in Jackrabbits’ Mike Daum

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Gonzaga assistant coach Brian Michaelson didn’t have to go deep into his memory bank when asked about South Dakota State scoring machine Mike Daum. “Wiltjer, that’s a better driver,” said Michaelson, who compiled the scouting report. “As elite a scoring big as we’ve ever faced. Scary.”

Killian Tillie takes advantage of extra healing time

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 4:31 p.m.

Gonzaga had a short break after winning the WCC tournament before beginning preparations for the NCAA tournament. That was just fine with freshman forward Killian Tillie.

SDSU guard Michael Orris inspired to play for his late brother against Gonzaga

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:16 p.m.

One Jackrabbit will have a little extra motivation to beat the Zags on Thursday. South Dakota State’s Michael Orris said he’ll be playing his best to upset top-seeded Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. But he’ll also be playing for another reason – his brother.