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NCAA Tournament West Region

The West Region is one of the four main regions in the March Madness Tournament. The top seed for the 2017 NCAA Tournament in the West is the Gonzaga Bulldogs who went 32-1 during the regular season. Gonzaga was ranked No. 1 for much of the season until losing to BYU. The other three top seeds in the West are the Arizona Wildcats who went 30-4 during the regular season, the Florida State Seminoles who went 25-8 and the West Virginia Mountaineers who finished 26-8.

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2017 West Region Seeds

Gonzaga

Arizona

Florida State

West Virginia

Notre Dame

Maryland

St. Mary’s

Northwestern

Vanderbilt

VCU

Xavier

Princeton

Bucknell

Florida Gulf Coast

North Dakota

South Dakota State

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West Region Betting Schedule

First Round

1 Gonzaga (32-1) vs. 16 South Dakota State (18-16) - Thursday, March 16 (Salt Lake City)

8 Northwestern (23-11) vs. 9 Vanderbilt (19-15) - Thursday, March 16 (Salt Lake City)

5 Notre Dame (25-9) vs. 12 Princeton (23-6) - Thursday, March 16 (Buffalo)

4 West Virginia (26-8) vs. 13 Bucknell (26-8) - Thursday, March 16 (Buffalo)

6 Maryland (24-8) vs. 11 Xavier (21-13) - Thursday, March 16 (Orlando)

3 Florida State (25-8) vs. 14 Florida Gulf Coast (26-7) - Thursday, March 16 (Orlando)

7 Saint Mary's (28-4) vs. 10 VCU (26-8) - Thursday, March 16 (Salt Lake City)

2 Arizona (30-4) vs. 15 North Dakota (22-9) - Thursday, March 16 (Salt Lake City)

Second Round – Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th

Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – Thursday March 23rd, Saturday, March 25th (San Jose)

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2017 West Region Preview

Will this finally be the year for Gonzaga to make the Final Four?  Everything is set up for them to make it as they are the top seed, they get to play close to home out west and there is no doubt this is the best team Mark Few has ever had led by Nigel Williams-Goss. The Bulldogs get an easy opener against 16 seed South Dakota State and then what should be another win against Northwestern or Vanderbilt.

If Gonzaga is to get to the Final Four they will have to get past Arizona who is looking to go to the Final Four with Sean Miller as head coach.  The dream matchup in the West Final would be Gonzaga vs. Arizona but it may not happen.

There are a number of potential darkhorses in the West including Notre Dame who is always well coached by Mike Brey, and West Virginia who is coached by Bob Huggins. The Fighting Irish and the Mountaineers would seem to be the top threats to Gonzaga and Arizona in the West.

If you are looking for a live longshot, then Florida Gulf Coast could be the way to go. They have a winnable opener against Florida State and Florida Gulf Coast can score with anyone. You also can’t forget about Maryland simply because they have a dominant player in Melo Trimble who averaged 17 points per game this season.

Venues Frequently Used In West Region

Anaheim is a frequent West site and Los Angeles is commonly used. Phoenix is occasionally used while Portland is a frequent opening-round site. Seattle and Spokane are Northwest sites along with Portland while Denver is sometimes used. Salt Lake City is also a popular site, as is Albuquerque.

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