A look at the NCAA tournament’s West Regional:
THURSDAY :: Salt Lake City
1 Gonzaga (32-1, West Coast Conference champion)
vs. 16 South Dakota State (18-16, Summit League champion)
The Bulldogs, who won their first 29 games, are seeded No. 1 for the second time. They had that spot in 2013 when they lost to Wichita State in the second round.
8 Northwestern (23-11, at-large)
vs. 9 Vanderbilt (19-15, at-large)
Northwestern, making its first NCAA tournament appearance, set a school record with 23 wins. Vanderbilt has the most losses by an at-large team in tournament history.
THURSDAY : : Buffalo, N.Y.