March Madness 2013 bracket: Gonzaga receives first ever No. 1 seed

David Becker

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the No. 1 seed in the West region, which is the first time the school has received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

The NCAA selection committee has set the full 68-team bracket, and selected the Gonzaga Bulldogs as the No. 1 seed in the West region.

The Bulldogs are the lowest-rated No. 1 seed, but the team should enjoy their favorable placement in the West region. Gonzaga will open the tournament against the No. 16 Southern U. Jaguars; if Gonzaga wins, they will face either the No 8 Pittsburgh Panthers or the No. 9 Wichita St. Shockers in the third round. The second and third round games in Gonzaga's bracket will be played in Salt Lake City, UT.

Four Pac-12 teams also made the tournament. The highest seeded Pac-12 team is the No. 6 UCLA Bruins, who will open the tournament against the No. 11 Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Colorado Buffaloes are the No. 10 seed in the East, and will play the No. 7 Illinois Fighting Illini. The California Golden Bears are the No. 12 seed in the East, and will open the tournament against the No. 5 UNLV Runnin' Rebels. The Pac-12 tournament champion Oregon Ducks also received a No. 12 seed, and will play No. 5 Oklahoma St. Cowboys in the Midwest region.

SB Nation has created a printable bracket for the NCAA tournament. Click here to view and print the bracket, and stay updated on all the NCAA tournament scores, news and view on the March Madness Hub.

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