Zags Face Tough Oklahoma State in Round 1 of NCAA Tournament
For the 16th straight year the Gonzaga Bulldogs are heading to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Zags ,(28-6) champions of the West Coast Conference will travel to San Diego to face the Big 12’s Oklahoma State (21-12) on Friday.
The eighth-seeded Zags have advanced to the Sweet 16 five times, and they’ve made it to the Elite Eight once. But they’ve never been to the Final Four.
Ninth-seeded Oklahoma State have bounced back since losing star guard Marcus Smart to a three-game suspension for shoving a fan at Texas Tech. Oklahoma State lost 77-70 in overtime to No. 10 Kansas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Gonzaga beat BYU 75-64 to win the West Coast Conference tournament.