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Know your pod: Test your knowledge of Gonzaga’s fellow teams in Boise

How well do you know Gonzaga’s pod in the NCAA Tournament West Regional? Take our 15-question pod quiz to find out.

Questions

Q: Which NFL kicker obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from South Dakota State: Sebastian Janikowski, Adam Vinatieri, Stephen Gostkowski or Mason Crosby?

Q: Ohio State’s all-time leader in assists is also the school’s career leader in steals. Who is it?

Q: UNC Greensboro coach Wes Miller was a former North Carolina guard who led the Tar Heels past Illinois for the 2005 national title. What three-time NBA All-Star did they beat in that game?

Q: Killian Tillie became the 14th Gonzaga player to earn WCC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Who was the first? (Hint: The year was 1995.)

Q: Gonzaga is one of 15 teams in NCAA Division I basketball nicknamed the Bulldogs. Name the other 14.

Q: UNC Greensboro, by contrast, is one of five schools named the Spartans. List the other four.

Q: Since 2000, Ohio State is one of two schools to have sent both football and basketball teams to national championship games. Which is the other?

Q: Only six Division I players have scored 50 or more points in a single game since 2013. Two of those played for one of the schools in this pod. Name the school and name the players.

Q: Two of these four teams have met before in the NCAA Tournament – Gonzaga and South Dakota State in a 66-46 win for GU last season. Who was the leading scorer in that game?

Q: Which former American Idol star calls Greensboro, North Carolina, home: Adam Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks or Chris Daughtry?

Q: Gonzaga and Ohio State have produced a handful of NBA players over the year. Which program has more active players in the league?

Q: Justin Jordan, a reserve guard for UNC Greensboro, is related to a celebrity with the same last name. Is it: NBA legend Michael Jordan, former singer/songwriter Montell Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan or actor Michael B. Jordan?

Q: Josh Perkins needs five 3-pointers in the NCAA Tournament to join eight other Gonzaga players who’ve made 200 in their career. Name four of the other eight.

Q: The last time the NCAA Tournament came through Boise (in 2009), Missouri beat Marquette in a Round of 32 game that boasted three future NBA starters. Name one of the three.

Q: The J.R. Simplot Company, a Boise-based agriculture giant, is famous for being the primary french fry distributor for what major fast-food chain?

Answers

A: Adam Vinatieri

A: Aaron Craft

A: Deron Williams

A: John Rillie

A: Butler, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville, Louisiana Tech, Yale, South Carolina State, Drake, Fresno State, Bryant, Georgia, Mississippi State, Citadel, Samford, Alabama A&M.

A: USC Upstate, Michigan State, Norfolk State, San Jose State

A: Florida

A: South Dakota State, Nate Wolters (53 vs. IPFW, 2013) and Mike Daum (51 vs. Fort Wayne, 2017)

A: Mike Daum, 17 points

A: Chris Daughtry

A: Ohio State, with three (Evan Turner, Mike Conley, D’Angelo Russell, Kosta Koufos)

A: Michael Jordan

A: Kevin Pangos, Blake Stepp, Richie Frahm, Matt Santangelo, Derek Raivio, John Rillie, Gary Bell and Steven Gray

A: Jimmy Butler and Wesley Matthews of Marquette. DeMarre Carroll of Missouri.

A: McDonald’s


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