What time is the Gonzaga-West Virginia game?
No. 1 seed Gonzaga will face off against No. 4 West Virginia at 7:39 p.m. ET Thursday in San Josein the West Region.
What channel is the Gonzaga-West Virginia game on?
The Gonzaga-West Virginia game is on TBS.
Who is favored to win the Gonzaga-West Virginiagame?
The point spread as of Monday wasGonzaga -3.
No. 1 Gonzaga
Coach: Mark Few, 18th year
Overall record: 34-1
Scoring leader: Nigel Williams-Goss, junior (16.7)
Rebounding leader: Johnathan Williams, junior (6.6)
Assists leader: Nigel Williams-Goss, junior (4.7)
Famous non-athlete alum: Bing Crosby, singer
Why Gonzaga can win:
This, quite possibly, is Mark Few's best defensive unit as Gonzaga head coach. Usually blessed with a gifted offense that struggles to stop opponents, this Bulldogs team tends to work things the other way around. Nigel Williams-Goss is a great floor general and leader. He has a sweet shot and keen eye for the right pass into the post.
The Bulldogs are composed of transfers, freshmen and an injured center returning from back surgery, but Few has them clicking like they have been together forages.Gonzaga has two 7-footers (Przemek Karnowski andZach Collins) averaging over double-digit points per game. Size alone might be the difference in this game.
No. 4 West Virginia
Coach: Bob Huggins, 10th year
Overall record: 28-8
Scoring leader: Jevon Carter, junior (13.3)
Rebounding leader: Nathan Adrian, senior (6.0)
Assists leader: Jevon Carter, junior (3.8)
Famous non-athlete alum: Don Knotts, actor
Why West Virginia can win:
"Press" Virginia has lived up to its name thus far in the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame, which averaged under 10 turnovers per game all season, coughed up the ball 10 times in the first half alone during its second-round matchup against the Mountaineers.
West Virginia may not have a go-to scorer, but it has eight guys who can step up and make baskets in transition or the halfcourt. The guard trio of Jevon Carter,Tarik Phillip andDaxter Miles Jr. might be the most underrated in all of college basketball.