Gonzaga March Madness Schedule: When do the Bulldogs play next? (Updated March 23)

When and who do the Gonzaga Bulldogs play next?

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - Practice Day - Salt Lake City
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Head coach Mark Few and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-7, 14-2 in WCC) are in relatively unfamiliar territory as they enter the 2024 NCAA Tournament, ranking lower than the fourth seed in their respective region for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

Despite a mildly disappointing campaign that saw the Zags finish 18th in the final regular season AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll, Few and Gonzaga have developed a March Madness pedigree that still makes them a daunting opponent for any team. 

The Bulldogs have become accustomed to playing deep into The Big Dance, and that expectation shouldn’t change regardless of them being the No. 5 seed in the Midwest Region. So, who does Gonzaga play to start what they hope will be a fruitful tournament run, and when?

Gonzaga March Madness Schedule  



Date, Time (ET)

TV Channel

First Round

12 McNeese State (W, 86-65)

Thursday, March 21 (7:47 p.m.)


Round of 32

4 Kansas

Saturday, March 23 (TBD)


Sweet 16

Winner of Purdue (1) and Utah State (8)

TBD (March 28 or 29)


Gonzaga opened the NCAA Tournament with a win over No. 12-seed McNeese State, 86-65.

The Cowboys had won 11 straight games and had been one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country. The Zags held them to just 22.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc in the dominant victory. With a 48-25 lead at the half, it was never in doubt.

Graham Ike led the way with 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting with 10 rebounds.

In the Round of 32, the Zags won easily over Kansas with a similar scoreline to their first round game, 89-68. A close first half made it look like it may go down to the wire, but the Bulldogs ran away with it, outscoring Kansas 46-24 in the second half.

Who will Gonzaga play next in March Madness?

Since the Bulldogs got the job done and advanced to the Round of 32, they faced the No. 4-seed Kansas Jayhawks. They handled them with ease, winning 89-68.

Next is the Sweet Sixteen, where they will face Zach Edey and the Purdue Boilermakers or Utah State, if the latter can pull off a huge upset.

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