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A quick look at South Dakota St vs. Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament

Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski, center, celebrates with teammates after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game during the championship of the West Coast Conference tournament, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 74-56. (AP Photo/John Locher)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No. 1 seed Gonzaga (32-1) vs. No. 16 seed South Dakota State (18-16)

First round, West region; Salt Lake City; 2 p.m. EDT.

BOTTOM LINE: The big question about Gonzaga all year: How will the Bulldogs fare against the big boys when the time finally arrives? That time is not Thursday, though South Dakota State is a bit scary. The Jackrabbits have won nine of 11, including three straight in the Summit League Tournament, where they were seeded fourth.

SCORER: At 25.3 points per game, South Dakota State's Mike Daum is the NCAA's second-highest scorer this season.

HE SAID IT: Gonzaga G Jordan Mathews: "It's not one of those things where we look at it and say, 'Oh, we're the big dog now.' The chip is still the same."

STAT WATCH: Turns out, Gonzaga C Przemek Karnowski doesn't need another win to become the all-time NCAA Division I wins leader. His 132nd career victory last week was enough. According to The Spokesman-Review , the NCAA re-examined the stats and found that Duke's Shane Battier missed two games during the 1998-99 season. His record, previously pegged at 133 games, should only be 131.

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