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No. 4 Gonzaga vs. No. 9 Florida State Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Announcers, Prediction

A closeup of Gonzaga's mascot.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 06: Gonzaga Bulldogs mascot Spike the Bulldog performs during the championship game of the West Coast Conference basketball tournament between the Bulldogs and the Brigham Young Cougars at the Orleans Arena on March 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bulldogs won 74-54. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

This Thursday night, the No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs will meet the No. 9 Florida State Seminoles in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs enter with a 32-4 record, while the Seminoles own a 22-11 record. The game will be broadcast on TBS.

Preview: Gonzaga, who many thought was underseeded in this year's tournament, has scored close victories over both UNC-Greensboro and Ohio State. The Bulldogs held off a furious rally by the Buckeyes behind 28 points from Zach Norvell Jr. Rui Hachimura also scored 25 points in the victory.

Florida State has taken down Missouri and 1-seed Xavier along its way to the Sweet 16. The Seminoles rallied from 12 points down in the final 10 minutes to survive and advance. Five different players finished in double figures in the comeback win.

Date: Thursday, March 22

Game Time: 10:07 PM ET

Channel: TBS

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Dana Jacobson

Opening Betting Line: Gonzaga by 5.5 via 5Dimes

Prediction: Florida State wasn't the most consistent team during the regular season, but as we saw on Sunday night, the Seminoles have a high ceiling. FSU took down a Xavier team that many thought could reach the Final Four - and they did it in comeback fashion.

But, we think Gonzaga is more balanced and more talented. They also have a ton of experience. We think Johnathan Williams bounces back with a huge game, knocking the Seminoles out of the field. Gonzaga by 10.