Gonzaga vs. Southern University: Game time, TV schedule for 2013 March Madness

Jonathan Daniel

The Zags claimed the No. 1 spot in the poll for the first time in school history, and now look to win a national championship.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs enter the 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament with a chance to take home a title. That quest begins Thursday against the Southern Jaguars in a No. 1 vs. No. 16 matchup in the West Region.

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A top seed has never lost in the second round before, and Gonzaga (31-2) isn't likely to break that trend. Behind stars such as Kelly Olynyk and Elias Harris, the Bulldogs are a favorite to play into April.

Olynyk is a seven-foot Canadian who has been a man among boys, recording 17.5 points, seven rebounds and a block per game. Harris is a German star who plays on the front line and has a stat line of 14.9 points and 7.4 boards.

One big x-factor that can swing games for the Bulldogs is their excellent free throw shooting. As a team, the Zags hit over 70 percent from the line.

Southern is led by Derick Beltran and Malcolm Miller, each averaging a tick under 16 points, and a pair of guards who can get inside and shoot from the perimeter.

TV: TBS

Time: 4:10 p.m.

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