SALT LAKE CITY, UT – MARCH 16: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrates with Jordan Mathews #4 in the second half against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 16, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It always happens.  Every year, after the brackets are released there is one team that many people proclaim will lose to a 16-seed.  This year Gonzaga was the target.  The Zags, who only lost one game this year, always are the subject of skepiticism around tournament time because they are prone to disappoinment and they play in a mid-major conference making it difficult to gauge their full potential.

The South Dakota State Jackrabbits, the 16-seed in the West region, was given the task of taking down Gonzaga today in Salt Lake City. It looked promising at first for those hoping for the upset, as SDSU led 22-21 late in the first half. But the Zags pulled it together in the second half for a 66-46 win.

Here’s a collection of tweets from fans from Sunday night through the first half of today’s game declaring that Gonzaga would make history…



Maybe next year.


About Fred Segal

Fred Segal, 35, grew up in the Miami, Florida area and currently lives in Coral Springs, Florida, with his wife and two children. He is currently an attorney practicing in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the law firm Broad and Cassel. Fred is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a rabid, borderline unhealthy, supporter of the Florida Gators.