GU students hope to see Zags play live in Salt Lake City

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by OTHELLO RICHARDS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 18 at 5:22 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Getting to the Gonzaga’s first game of March Madness will be easier for Bulldog fans than Southern’s.

Securing a No. 1 seed just about ensures a team will play closer to home. That’s what Zag fans hoped for, and that’s what they got.

Gonzaga basketball fans can credit their Bulldogs for easing the financial burden of watching them play their first game at this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Students say they’re excited to be able to stay in the west when they travel to the game. Some of them began planning the second after they heard the announcement.

Senior Moira Lane says she only knows of about 50 students driving down for the game. She thinks more are holding out for Los Angeles in case the Zags advance to the Sweet 16.

“A lot of people just went to Vegas for the WCC Championships. Their bank accounts aren’t looking too pretty right now,” Lane said.

The ticket office says NCAA allotted Gonzaga 500 tickets, most of which Bulldog Club members quickly snagged. The ticket office expects those tickets to sell out by the end of Monday.

Fans can always go through the box office at the arena in Salt Lake City for seats.

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