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UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: On a topsy-turvy Selection Sunday, Gonzaga avoids another upset, holding on to No. 1 seed

So in case the Gonzaga Bulldogs still didn’t have that top-line feeling back after Terrible Tuesday, they were given an imprimatur on Selection Sunday. And they had nothing to do …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga earns No. 1 seed in West Region, will face Fairleigh Dickinson, Prairie View A&M winner

For the second time in three years, the Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the NCAA Tournament as the top team in the West Region.


Dear TBS: Please get better or leave the selection show the heck alone

Being a sports fan means making some concessions, compartmentalizing some jadedness and accepting a certain level of commercialism and inconvenience as the fair trade for, well, sports.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Experts projected Gonzaga for fourth or fifth seed for NCAA Tournament

It couldn’t happen again. No. 6 Gonzaga awarded a sixth seed by the NCAA selection committee? It happened in 2002, with television cameras catching the stunned looks on the Zags’ …


Four reasons why Gonzaga can make Final Four

Can Gonzaga own March Madness? The Zags have the requisite numbers: a No. 4 ranking, a 32-1 record and folders full of advanced metrics that support their billing as one …


UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

The Latest: NCAA field is set with minimal controversy

The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Gonzaga men have look, credentials of No. 1 seed to NCAA Tournament

Two projected NCAA tournament No. 1 seeds lost in their conference tournaments.


Gonzaga waits – with everyone else – for its seed in the Big Dance

The committee shows its work on Sunday afternoon with the unveiling of the NCAA tournament bracket and Gonzaga, which has been part of the madness for a remarkable 18 straight …


Speculation to end as Gonzaga learns NCAA tournament seed today

Pretty quiet out there. Two years ago, Selection Sunday brought the anticipation of Gonzaga making history with the first No. 1 seed in program history. Some years this day is …


Behind the madness

March Madness is a national pandemic, of course. But it could be argued that the particular strain of contagion annually contracted in Spokane is especially virulent. We have the opposite …


Possiblities abound for GU men’s draw in NCAA tournament

It was a little easier last season when Gonzaga was ranked No. 1 and projected as a No. 1 seed. It’s a different story this season. The unranked Bulldogs (28-6) …