No. 11 Zags Set To Play No. 6 Oklahoma Saturday in Seattle In NCAA First Round
March 13, 2017
NCAA Tournament Central | Selection Show Notes
No. 11 Gonzaga (26-6, 14-4 WCC) vs. No. 6 Oklahoma (22-9, 13-5 Big 12) (NCAA First Round)
3:30 p.m. | Saturday, Mar. 18 | Alaska Airlines Arena
Radio: Magic AM 790 KJRB Gonzaga IMG Radio Network
Live Stats | Watch ESPN
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HOW TO WATCH
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NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTES
- Gonzaga was selected for its eighth NCAA Tournament in nine years and ninth overall.
- The Bulldogs are 10-8 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, with four trips to the Sweet 16 and one to the Elite Eight.
- GU is 7-3 in the NCAA Tournament as an 11-seed, the most wins as any seed.
- This marks the seventh time the Bulldogs have advanced to the NCAA Tournament via winning the WCC Tournament. The last time was in 2014, when the sixth-seed Bulldogs lost in the first round to 11-seeded James Madison.
- Gonzaga is 3-1 all-time in the tournament in Seattle, last playing there in 2010. Beating Xavier (2009) & North Carolina and Texas A&M (2010).
- The Zags are 5-3 all-time in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
- GU is 3-0 against 6-seeds, beating Iowa (2011), Rutgers (2012), and George Washington (2015).
- In their last appearance, in 2015, Gonzaga advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins over No. 6 George Washington & host No. 3 Oregon State, before falling to No. 2 Tennessee at the Spokane Arena, as an 11-seed.
- The Zags won their seventh WCC Tournament by an average of 24.7 points per game.
- Jill Barta led the tournament in scoring at 24 points per game, and set a a tournament record with 37 points in the championship game.
- Kiara Kudron led the tournament with 18 defensive rebounds and Laura Stockton led with 6.3 assists per game.
- Barta, Kudron, and Stockton were all selected All-Tournament, with Barta being named the MOP.
- As a team, the Bulldogs led the championship in scoring, defense, field goal percentage, steals, and assists.
- Jill Barta became the fourth-fastest Zag to 1000 career points, and second fastest in the Division I era (Heather Bowman), the 22nd Zag to do it, and now has 1004 career points after her career-high of 37 in the WCC Championship game.
- The Zags have scored 78 points in transition in the past nine games, and given up 10.
- The Zags are 17-1 this season when scoring more than 70 points and 20-0 when allowing 59 points or less.
- With the win over USF, GU won their 25th game for the ninth time in 10 seasons, and 10th time in program history, including twice under third-year head coach Lisa Fortier.