NCAA March Madness Preview
Gonzaga Bulldogs VS Seton Hall Pirates
This interesting NCAA tournament 1st round matchup of the Midwest region will feature # 6 Seton Hall Pirates against the West Coast Conference champions, Gonzaga Bulldogs. FanPicks is proud to bring you this NCAA March Madness preview. Come enjoy daily NCAA Fantasy Basketball at Fanpicks ahead of this upcoming March Madness with over 5 MILLION dollars in prizes in our contests.
The Bulldogs come into this game having worked real hard for their spot in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Perhaps, their only way to get in the tournament was by winning the West Coast Conference title. This will be Gonzaga’s 18 straight appearance in March’s tournament making it the 4th longest current streak. Eric McClellan claimed the West Coast Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award. The Bulldogs made it to the Elite 8 last March but lost to Duke. They’re the only team with Kansas to win their opening round tournament game each of the last 7 seasons. Gonzaga is seen a mid-major power with a record of 22-18 all-time in NCAA Tournament matchups, including 6 trips to the Sweet 16, 2 appearances in the Elite 8.
Seton Hall is making its 10th appearance in the tournament after a dream season finish to secure their berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 10 years. They made a late season run that ended in an upset of Villanova in the Big East Conference final game. They will hope with the help of their standout player and NBA prospect Isaiah Whitehead to recapture some of their old glory when they reached the championship game in 1989 by starting off in the Midwest Region. They’ve won 12 of their last 14 games in questionably the toughest conference in the nation.