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34-1, 1st in WCC

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Meanwhile it's clear WVU, as expected, plans to give Nigel Williams-Goss the Frank Mason treatment every time he has the ball.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Fascinating early stuff: Gonzaga is looking to attack West Virginia's pressure right away, and take advantage once the ball crosses half court, and it's worked more often than not -- but you have to wonder if all the hurry is sustainable.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

About 10 minutes to tip in San Jose. It was a long few days without basketball, but hallelujah, we're back.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's NCAA men's Sweet 16 games about to start. The ViewFromVegas is: Michigan -1 vs. Oregon (despite No. 7 vs. No. 3) O/U 148; Gonzaga -3 vs. West Virginia O/U 150; Kansas -5.5 vs. Purdue O/U 155.5; Arizona -7.5 vs. Xavier O/U 144.5.

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1hChad Ford

Collins is Zags' top NBA prospect

Zach Collins is only Gonzaga's fourth-leading scorer, but he's currently one of the hottest players in the draft and likely a lock for the lottery.

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6hJeff Goodman

Make-or-break player: Josh Perkins

Perkins takes care of the ball-handling and that will be key going up against West Virginia on Thursday night.

ESPN Stats and Information  

West Virginia comes into Thursday night boasting the third-most turnovers forced (29) among teams still alive in the NCAA tournament. The Mountaineers and their vaunted "Press Virginia" defense led Division I in turnover differential (+7.8) and turnovers forced per game (20.1) this season.

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Sweet 16 "seed scores" (coach's record of advancing in tourney relative to seed, since 2002): Greg Gard (1.50), John Beilein (1.35), Chris Mack (1.19), Frank Martin (1.18), Chris Holtmann (1.17), Sean Miller (1.12), John Calipari (1.06), Matt Painter (1.06), Roy Williams (1.03), Dana Altman (1.00), Scott Drew (1.00), Mike White (1.00), Mark Few (0.90), Steve Alford (0.84), Bob Huggins (0.84), Bill Self (0.79).

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ESPN'S BPI gives Gonzaga north of a 60 percent chance to take down West Virginia Thursday night in a Sweet 16 battle (7:39 p.m. ET). The two teams are a combined 4-9 all-time in this round of the NCAA tournament, including a paltry 2-5 mark by the Zags.

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Headed into Thursday's Sweet 16 games, Gonzaga's Mark Few is tied with Hall of Fame former Temple coach John Chaney for most NCAA tournament wins without a Final Four appearance (min. 10 games). Arizona's Sean Miller, who could potentially meet Few in the West Regional Final, ranks third all-time for such wins.

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Goodman's Sweet 16 preview

ESPN Analyst Jeff Goodman explains what he considers a successful run for UCLA, Gonzaga's chances, why West Virginia is considered the most feared and Steve Alford's future.

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What you need to know about Thursday's Sweet 16 games

Which style will win: West Virginia's or Gonzaga's? Is Michigan's feel-good story about done? Can Kansas handle Purdue's Caleb Swanigan? Will injuries finally stop Xavier? It's time for answers.

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FiveThirtyEight: Gonzaga favored to win title

According to FiveThirtyEight's round-by-round probabilities, Gonzaga has a 46 percent chance to reach its first Final Four. What are the Bulldogs' chances of winning it all? Spoiler alert: pretty good.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

This is totally just a test and not a grim portent of Gonzaga's future, but let's put it here, you know, just in case.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI breaks down who has the best chance to reach the elusive Final Four -- with three (fairly) clear frontrunners, including fourth-seeded Florida.

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What to watch for in Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups (1:35)
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Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga's one-two interior punch of Przemek Karnowski and Zach Collins -- the keys to whether the Bulldogs will be able to reliably play their preferred inside-out style against West Virginia's swarming defense -- can expect slightly more resistance at the SAP Center Thursday night.

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Why you should be excited about the Sweet 16 (1:13)
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2dMyron Medcalf

Why Gonzaga will silence the doubters

Some might be worried about Gonzaga allowing a late charge by Northwestern, but Myron Medcalf still thinks the Bulldogs will emerge from the West Region.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Of the six teams with the highest percentage chance to win the title entering the NCAA tournament, only three remain: Gonzaga, North Carolina and Kansas.

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Florida's odds to win the NCAA tournament have increased by 10 percent, largely thanks to Villanova and Duke's early exits in the East Region. Oregon and Baylor's chances to win have each increased by 4 percent, and Gonzaga and Arizona, 3 percent.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.914th
Rebounds Per Game40.66th
Assists Per Game15.650th
Points Allowed61.15th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record24-19
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances19