Gonzaga vs. North Dakota State: Date, Time, Line & Channel

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Gonzaga will face North Dakota State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Here’s what you need to know:

The Basics


No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 15 N. Dakota St


NCAA Tournament – Round of 64


UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)


Friday, March 20


9:50 p.m. Eastern




Gonzaga is a 17-point favorite, according to OddsShark.

Scouting Gonzaga

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Gonzaga punched its ticket to the dance with an automatic bid for winning the West Coast Conference tournament. The Bulldogs post a 32-2 overall record, 17-1 in the WCC and were ranked No. 7 in the nation’s top 25.

This will be the Zags 17th straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Record: 32-2 overall, 7-1 West Coast

Coach: Mark Few (16th year)

Offensive Points Per Game: 79.1

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 60.9

Scoring Leader: Kyle Wiltjer (16.7 PPG)

Rebounding Leader: Domantas Sabonis (6.9 RPG)

Assists Leader: Kevin Pangos (5.0 APG)

Scouting North Dakota State

Senior guard Lawrence Alexander leads North Dakota State with 18.9 points per game. (Getty)

Senior guard Lawrence Alexander leads North Dakota State with 18.9 points per game. (Getty)

North Dakota State held off rival South Dakota State 57-56 in the Summit League title game to secure its second-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.

As a 12-seed in the 2014 Big Dance, the Bison upset No. 5 Oklahoma before falling to No. 4 seed San Diego State. They’ll be looking to play Cinderella once again led by a stingy defense.

Record: 23-9 overall, 12-4 Summit

Coach: Dave Richman, 1st season

Offensive Points Per Game: 64.5

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 61.6

Scoring Leader: Lawrence Alexander, 18.9

Rebounding Leader: Dexter Werner, 5.4

Assists Leader: Carlin Dupree, 2.7

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