Gonzaga had a week to sweat it out, but the Bulldogs are, in fact, a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
While it wasn’t revealed for certain until after 6:30 p.m. ET, it became clear when CBS revealed Michigan State to be the 2 seed in the East andKentucky was named the 2 in the Midwest. The Spartans and Wildcats had been the only other serious threats to Gonzaga for that final 1 seed.
Gonzaga lost just three times all year, including in the West Coast Conference title game against Saint Mary’s. The Bulldogs also won the Maui Invitational with a win over Duke in November in one of the best games of the regular season.
For their efforts, the Bulldogs will start their tournament run in Salt Lake City, advancing to Anaheim for the West Regional if they can get two wins. They get the winner of Fairleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M in the first round and, assuming nothing insane happens, either Syracuse or Baylor in the Second Round.
So there you have it Zags fans. You got the 1 seed. Now sit back and listen to all the idiots who call you overrated. Let it fuel you.