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Daily Evergreen’s Bracketology

6th-seeded Washington State projected to play 11-seed Grand Canyon; Gonzaga stays in the Last Four In
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COLE QUINN
WSU forward Isaac Jones jumps for a layup during an NCAA basketball game against California, Feb. 15, 2024, in Pullman, Wash.

No. 19 WSU projects as a 6-seed heading into its 7:30 p.m. Thursday game versus USC.

Midwest Region

1 Purdue

16 Merrimack/E Kentucky 

 

8 TCU

9 Nebraska

 

5 Clemson

12 Princeton

 

4 Illinois 

13 Akron

 

6 South Carolina

11 Indiana State

 

3 Creighton

14 High Point

 

7 BYU

10 Virginia

 

2 Kansas

15 Colgate

 

West Region

 

1 North Carolina

16 South Dakota State

 

8 Oklahoma

9 Northwestern

 

5 Wisconsin

12 McNeese State

 

4 San Diego State

13 UC Irvine

 

6 Washington State

11 Grand Canyon

 

3 Iowa State

14 Louisiana Tech

7  St Mary’s

10 Nevada

 

2 Arizona

15 E Washington

 

East Region

 

1 UCONN 

16 Quinnipiac

 

8 Michigan State

9 Florida Atlantic

 

5 Utah State

12 Richmond

 

4 Auburn

13 S Florida

 

6 Dayton

11 Wake Forest/Ole Miss

 

3 Duke

14 Vermont

 

7 Florida

10 Texas

 

2 Marquette

15 Morehead State

 

South Region

 

1 Houston

16 Grambling/Norfolk State

 

8 Boise State

9 Mississippi State

 

5 Kentucky

12 Samford 

 

4 Baylor

13 James Madison

 

6 Colorado State

11 Gonzaga/Colorado

 

3 Alabama

14 College of Charleston

 

7 Texas Tech

10 New Mexico

 

2 Tennessee

15 Oakland

 

Last 4 in

Gonzaga

Wake Forest

Colorado

Ole Miss

 

First 4 out

Providence

Seton Hall

Utah

Syracuse

Washington State is in a dangerous position in the six-against-eleven matchup, playing one of the best mid-major teams in the country. 

Who is Grand Canyon?

Grand Canyon (24-4; 14-3 WAC)

Key Players:

Tyon Grant-Foster: He is a senior transfer from DePaul and Kansas; he averages 19 ppg and 6 rpg

Gabe McGlothan: Averages 15 ppg and 8 rpg

Ray Harrison: Was GCU’s leading player in last year’s team that made a run to the tournament; averages 14 ppg

The Antelopes have been to 12 NCAA tournaments, ten of which were at the Division II level. In 2021, they were a 15 seed and lost to second-seeded Iowa, 86-74. Last year, GCU was a 14-seed and lost to three-seeded Gonzaga, 82-70.

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Jett is a sophomore broadcast news major from Prosser, Washington. He has worked as a sportswriter at the Daily Evergreen since spring 2024.
COLE QUINN, Evergreen Sports Photographer
Cole Quinn is a photographer and columnist for the Daily Evergreen. Cole primarily shoots sports for the Daily Evergreen and writes album reviews in his spare time. Cole is a junior broadcast production major and sports communication minor from Snoqualmie, Washington. Cole started working for the Evergreen in the fall of 2020 as a photographer. Cole was the Photo Editor during his sophomore year and Deputy Photo Editor for the fall 2022 semester.