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No. 4 Gonzaga vs No. 13 UNC Greensboro Preview: Game Time, Channel, Betting Line, Prediction

Mark Few pointing into the crowd.

BOISE, ID - MARCH 17: Head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes 90-84 in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on March 17, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The No. 4 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-4) take on the No. 13 seed UNC Greensboro (27-7) in the First Round of the West Region. The game will be played at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise on Thursday. The start time is 1:30 p.m. ET.

Preview: It might seem impossible for Mark Few and Gonzaga to enter a tournament under the radar, but that's exactly what happened this year. After a 30-win performance, the Bulldogs received a 4-seed, which puts them in prime position to upset a few teams along the way.

UNC Greensboro racked up 27 wins this season, and cruised through the Southern Conference tournament thanks to one of the nation's top defenses.

Date: Thursday, March 15

Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: TNT

Location: Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Id.

Announcers: Brian Anderson, Chris Webber, and Lisa Byington

Opening Betting Line: Gonzaga -12.5, per 5Dimes.

This is Gonzaga's 21st NCAA Tournament appearance, and the 19th under head coach Mark Few. It's the team's 20th-consecutive appearance for the Bulldogs.

This is UNC Greensboro's third NCAA Tournament appearance ever and first since 2001.

Prediction: Gonzaga as a four seed after winning 30 games isn't fair for the rest of the bracket, including UNC Greensboro. The Spartans are No. 6 in the country in scoring defense, but Gonzaga has the depth and experience to take advantage. Gonzaga wins.