MBB Meets UNC-Greensboro in First Round
March 11, 2018

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NCAA Central

4th-seed Gonzaga (30-4) vs. 13th-seed UNC-Greensboro (27-7)
THURSDAY, MARCH 15 | 10:30 A.M. PT | BOISE, IDAHO | TACO BELL ARENA
TELEVISION: TNT (Brian Anderson, Chris Webber and Lisa Byington)
RADIO: Gonzaga IMG Radio Network (Tom Hudson and Adam Morrison)
LIVE VIDEO: NCAA March Madness Live
LIVE STATS: GoZags.com
 
ABOUT THE SERIES
- Gonzaga is making its 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearance and 21st overall.
- The 20 straight berths to the field is the fourth-longest current streak in the nation (Kansas, Duke, Michigan State).
- The Zags are 29-20 all-time in 20 previous NCAA Tournament appearances with eight trips to the Sweet 16, three trips to the Elite Eight, one Final Four and an appearance in one national championship game.
- GU is 26-18 in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Mark Few with a berth in all 18 previous seasons of Few's head coaching career.
- Gonzaga is one of only two teams to win its opening-round NCAA Tournament game each of the last nine seasons, Kansas is the other.
- The Bulldogs are 20-14 all-time as a single-digit seed, with an 11-2 record in first round games as a single-digit seed. 
- GU receives a four-seed for the second time in program history. The 2008-09 Zags defeated [13] Akron and [12] Western Kentucky in the South Regional in Portland, Ore., before falling to [1] North Carolina in Memphis, Tenn.
- The Zags play in Boise, Idaho, in the NCAA Tournament for the first-time ever.
- GU has never played an NCAA Tournament game in Los Angeles, site of the West Regional semifinals and finals.
- Last season, [1] Gonzaga advanced to the national championship game after appearing in the Final Four for the first time in program history.
 
GONZAGA HIGHLIGHTS
- Mark Few has guided the Bulldogs to a 30-4 record thus far, which marks their third 30-win season in the past four seasons and 11th straight season with at least 25 wins.
- Mark Few is the winningest active coach by percentage at .820 (533-117). He also moved his career regular season record against WCC opponents to an astonishing 260-30 for an .897 winning percentage.
- Few guided Gonzaga back into the Top-10 in both national polls. The Zags have won a national-best 24 consecutive conference games on the road. GU enters the NCAA Tournament with 14 straight wins, which is currently the longest win streak in the country.
- Few led Gonzaga to its 21st consecutive WCC Tournament title game to win for the 17th time overall. The 21 straight appearances in a conference championship game is a Div. 1 record.
- Gonzaga advances to its 20th straight NCAA Tournament (21st overall), after winning its sixth straight WCC regular season and tournament title.
- The 20 straight berths to the field is the fourth-longest current streak in the nation (Kansas, Duke, Michigan State).
- Gonzaga is 29-20 all-time in 20 previous NCAA Tournament appearances with eight trips to the Sweet 16, three trips to the Elite Eight, one Final Four and an appearance in the championships.
- GU is 26-18 in the NCAA Tournament under head coach Mark Few with a berth in all 18 previous seasons of Few's head coaching career.
- Gonzaga is one of only two teams to win its opening-round NCAA Tournament game each of the last nine seasons, Kansas is the other.

 

 

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