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Gonzaga Fans in Vegas, Worldwide Prepare for WCC Championship Games

Posted on March 11, 2013 in: Men's Basketball, Tracking the Zags, video

Gonzaga basketball fans have flocked to Las Vegas to watch the Bulldogs women and men in their respective battles today for a West Coast Conference Basketball Championship. Photo by Rajah Bose.

LAS VEGAS — Excitement is building among Gonzaga University basketball fans who have flocked here to watch the Bulldogs women and men in their respective battles today for a West Coast Conference Basketball Championship at The Orleans Arena. The rest of  Zag Nation will watch the Zags’ games live on national television. Meantime, Gonzaga’s men retained their No. 1 ranking in both major national polls today, the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches polls.

The top-seed Gonzaga women will tip off against No. 2-seed University of San Diego at 1 p.m. on ESPNU. The top-seed Bulldog men will battle familiar WCC Tournament title foe Saint Mary’s College, the No. 2 seed, at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

Watch a slideshow below of the Gonzaga alumni socials here on Saturday.

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The Gonzaga women are entering their seventh-straight WCC Championship game, vying for their fourth title in five years. The Bulldogs advanced to the title game after beating Brigham Young 62-43 on Saturday. They finished the regular-season with a 25-5 overall mark and a record of 15-1 in the WCC.

The 30-2 Gonzaga men, who ran the table 16-0 in the regular-season conference play, will battle Saint Mary’s for the fifth consecutive year in the WCC Tournament Championship. The Bulldogs advanced to a 16th straight championship game appearance – their 19th overall since 1992 – with a 66-48 victory Saturday over Loyola Marymount University. Saint Mary’s beat No. 6 seed University of San Diego 69-66 in overtime on Saturday.

Today’s winners earn the WCC’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

  1. Stephen
    Posted March 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Go Zags! Following and watching the Bulldogs all the way from Japan! Now let’s set another school record, NCAA Title Champions!!!