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Gonzaga earns No. 1 overall seed, joining Arizona, Kansas, Baylor

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March 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Saint Mary's Gaels after the game in the finals of the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
March 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrate after defeating the Saint Mary’s Gaels after the game in the finals of the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Gonzaga earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket was revealed on Selection Sunday.

The Bulldogs (26-3) are the No. 1 seed in the West region. Gonzaga opens play on Thursday against 16th-seeded Georgia State in Portland, Ore.

Gonzaga has lost in two of the past four NCAA Tournament championship games. The Bulldogs fell to North Carolina in 2017 and Baylor last season.

Arizona (South), Kansas (Midwest) and Baylor (East) are the other No. 1 seeds.

Arizona (31-3) is the No. 2 overall seed and will open Friday in San Diego against the winner of a First Four game between Wright State and Bryant.

Kansas (28-6) is the No. 3 overall seed. The Jayhawks will meet the winner of a First Four matchup between Texas Southern and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday.

Baylor (26-6) is the No. 4 overall seed. The Bears begin the tournament against 16th-seeded Norfolk State on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas.

Duke (28-6) is the second seed in the West in coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA tourney before retirement. The Blue Devils open with 15th-seeded Cal State Fullerton on Friday at Greenville, S.C.

Villanova (22-12) is the second seed in the South and will face 15th-seeded Delaware in Pittsburgh.

Auburn (27-5) is the second seed in the Midwest and draws 15th-seeded Jacksonville State in Greenville on Friday.

Kentucky (26-7) landed the second seed in the East and opens Thursday against Saint Peter’s in Indianapolis.

The field is made up of 32 automatic bids and 36 at-large selections.

–Field Level Media