Salt Lake City got a good draw for the 2013 West second and third rounds, featuring Gonzaga, the top-ranked team in the nation, Utah’s Pac-12 foe Arizona and former Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico. Thursday’s games are the No. 1-seeded Gonzaga vs. the No. 16-seeded Southern; No. 8 Pittsburgh vs. No. 9 Wichita State; No. 3 New Mexico vs. No. 14 Harvard; and No. 6 Arizona vs. No. 11 Belmont. Winners play in two games on Saturday, with the winners of those games advancing on to the regional finals in Los Angeles.
Who knows if Salt Lake City will be the place where the Zags begin their march to a title, the next Jeremy Lin will show up for the Crimson, Belmont pulls off some Cinderella upsets or a future Jazz-man suits up for the first time in the ESA? (Geoff Griffin)
See website for times, $50-$240.
Date: Mar 21, 2013
Address: 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, 84101
Where: EnergySolutions Arena