Gonzaga' quest for its first No. 1 seed in history in the NCAA men's basketball tournament will be determined today, as the selection committee...
Gonzaga’ quest for its first No. 1 seed in history in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be determined today, as the selection committee makes known its field and seeds at 3 p.m. (PDT).
The top-line seeding seems even more muddled after the week’s conference tournaments, but Gonzaga’s (31-2) position appears strengthened.
Duke (27-5) lost in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, and Indiana (27-6) fell in the semis of the Big Ten to Wisconsin on Saturday. Duke’s loss was its second to Maryland, which may not make the field.
Georgetown, which had appeared to have a shot at a No. 1, fell to Syracuse on Friday in the Big East semis.
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That leaves Louisville (29-5) looking like a strong candidate, as well as Big-12 tournament winner Kansas.
Early Saturday afternoon, committee chair Mike Bobinski told CBS Sports that there was one team locked in as a No. 1 seed, but didn’t specify which it was. There was speculation it was either Gonzaga or Indiana.
“It would be special,” said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, whose team is expected to be sent to either Salt Lake City or San Jose. “But then, it would be good for about 15 minutes. Then it’s ‘Game on, let’s get tape.’ “