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