Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the lovable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness.
UCLA lost just once at home this season and it was Gonzaga that dished out that defeat.
Gonzaga left KeyArena roaring and Gill Coliseum in silence almost simultaneously Sunday. The Bulldogs are grabbing the spotlight in both the men's and women's NCAA Tournament.
Gonzaga is headed home. The No. 11 seed Bulldogs, paced by Emma Wolfram with a career-high 17 points, held off a furious late rally by the Oregon State Beavers on their home court for a 76-64 victory on Sunday.
Kyle Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos met at halfcourt for a hug and a high five. Gone are the questions about Gonzaga's five-year run of failing to advance from the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Pangos insists it's not pressure, even if it remains the question that has lingered his entire career at Gonzaga.
For Gonzaga, it's on to the next round. For North Dakota State, it's back to the grocery store.
Sophomore Adrienne Motley scored 30 points and 11th-seeded Miami beat No. 6 Washington 86-80 on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament in Iowa City.
Gonzaga has traveled all over the country to play in the NCAA Tournament, but that's not the case this year. The Zags are playing in Seattle, which is just 280 miles from Spokane.
Even if you don't have tickets to this weekend's NCAA Tournament games in Seattle, you can still see every team on the floor at KeyArena.
Gonzaga was given a No. 2 seed in the South Region and will play No. 15 seed North Dakota State on Friday in the second round of the tournament at Seattle's KeyArena, about four hours from the Bulldogs' campus.
The 68-team field is set for the NCAA Tournament, and the road to the national championship comes through Seattle for the first time since 2004.
The Gonzaga men's basketball team is back in the NCAA Tournament, and they're looking for much better success than the last several seasons.
The Eastern Washington men's basketball team is playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. They face Georgetown in the second round on Thursday in Portland.
Remi Barry scored 21 points and Tshilidzi Nephawe added 18 and 10 rebounds as New Mexico State defeated Seattle 80-61 Saturday night to win the Western Athletic Conference Tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.