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NCAA tournament preview: West Regional

NCAA tournament preview: West Regional

A look at the NCAA tournament’s West Regional:

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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.

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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.

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THURSDAY : : Buffalo, N.Y.

5 Notre...

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