March 15, 2009 in News, Sports

Zags draw Akron in Portland

Huskies also Portland-bound
The Spokesman-Review

The Gonzaga men’s basketball team, making its 11th-straight appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, drew Akron and will play in Portland on Thursday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The Zags, 26-5 overall and a perfect 14-0 in the West Coast Conference, won the WCC postseason tournament last Monday, gaining an automatic berth into the tournament.

Gonzaga is the No. 4 seed in the South Region.

Meanwhile, the University of Washington Huskies also will make a short road trip to Portland. The Dawgs, the Pac-10 regular season champions, drew a No. 4 seed in the West Region and will face No. 13 Mississippi State on Thursday.

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