No. 1 Seed Gonzaga Bulldogs Set To Open WCC Tournament On Friday
Feb. 26, 2017
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has announced the brackets and game times for the 2017 WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The tournament will begin with a women's opening round match-up at 12:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 2 and continue through the men's championship game on Tuesday, March 7. All 18 games will be televised live nationwide, and all 18 will be streamed on-line.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs (23-6, 14-4 WCC) are the women's tournament number one seed and regular-season champion. They will play Friday, March 3 at 12 pm against the winner of the No. 8 Pepperdine/No. 9 Pacific opening round contest.
Thursday, March 2 features a full day of women's basketball action. Seeds 7-10 will play in the tournament's two opening round games followed by the first two of four women's quarterfinals. Friday, March 3 opens with two women's quarterfinals followed by two men's opening round games between seeds 7-10. The Zags are the first game of the day on Friday.
For the fourth straight year, every game from the 2017 West Coast Conference Championships will be nationally televised. Twelve games can be seen live in well over 60 million homes nationwide via cable and satellite on BYUtv. Those games - including eight women's games and the first four men's games - will also be streamed live on TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference's digital platform.
On Tuesday, the women's championship game will be shown nationwide at 1 p.m. on ESPNU. All ESPN Networks telecasts can also be seen live on WatchESPN. New this year, 12 West Coast Conference Tournament games will also be streamed live on Twitter, marking the first postseason basketball games to stream to that social platform. Live links for all GU games can be found at GoZags.com.
The men's and women's winners of the 2017 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will each receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
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