One of the most spot on Twitter accounts to follow is @NotMarkFew. About 15 minutes before the announcements of where teams would be seeded for March Madness @NotMarkFew tweeted:
“Selection Sunday! Also known as, our annual vacation to the east coast. My travel agent loves Pittsburgh this time of year.”
Once again, this account hit the nail with the hammer as the Zags received a seven seed, in Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately, while the seven seed is probably an appropriate spot for GU, the location and opponent are not quite so generous gifts from the Selection Committee. Gonzaga will face the 10 seed out of the eastern region, West Virginia. Not only are the Mountaineers one of the nine Big East teams in the tournament, but they are a dangerous team who has been up and down all season.
It is the Zags 14th consecutive trip to the Big Dance, so they are used to the cross country voyages to play eastern based teams. However, the biggest challenge is that WVU only needs to drive an hour to reach Steel City, while the Bulldogs must fly across three time zones and face a likely Mountaineer hometown crowd in Pittsburgh.
Game time is set for Thursday at 4:20pm (PST).