Gonzaga is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region despite losing in the West Coast Conference tournament title game.

The top-ranked Bulldogs will open against the First Four winner between Farleigh Dickinson and Prairie View A&M in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

Michigan was the No. 2 seed and will face Montana in Des Moines, Iowa.

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura drives into St. Mary's Malik Fitts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament title, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura drives into St. Mary’s Malik Fitts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men’s tournament title, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Big 12 regular-season champion Texas Tech was the No. 3 seed and Florida State earned a No. 4 in one of the bracket’s toughest regions.

The West, which concludes in Anaheim, California, also includes Marquette, Buffalo, Nevada and Syracuse.

Marquette will have one of the most intriguing first-round games with high-scoring Golden Eagles guard Markus Howard facing Murray State’s dynamic guard Ja Morant in Hartford, Connecticut.

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