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Gonzaga vs Grand Canyon: How to watch Friday's NCAA Tournament basketball game

No. 3 Gonzaga faces No. 14 Grand Canyon University in the First Round of March Madness on Friday,

DENVER — The path to the NCAA Championship is now set for the Gonzaga Bulldogs Men's Basketball team.

The Zags earned a No. 3 seed, and open the NCAA Tournament against No. 14 Grand Canyon University (24-11). The game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver on Friday.

Gonzaga ended the regular season with a 28-5 record after beating Saint Mary's for the West Coast Conference Championship. The Bulldogs ended the regular season on a nine-game winning streak, including two convincing wins against a ranked Saint Mary's team. 

Grand Canyon won the WAC Tournament to earn a trip to the Big Dance.

Game time, channel, and how to watch

For those of you wondering what channel the Gonzaga-Grand Canyon University game is on, here are the details.

The No. 3 Gonzaga vs No. 14 Grand Canyon NCAA Tournament basketball game starts at 4:35 p.m. on Friday, March 17. The game will be played at Ball Arena in Denver. 

The game will air nationally on truTV. The game will also stream online via truTV, though a subscription is needed for full access. Streaming of all games is also available through NCAA.com, but a cable subscription may be required.

Bulldogs vs Antelopes

The undeniable leader of this year's Gonzaga team is senior Drew Timme. The forward announced he would not return for a 5th year at Gonzaga, meaning this tournament is his final chance to bring Gonzaga the elusive NCAA Title.

Timme had an excellent season for Gonzaga and was named First-Team All-American by the Sporting News.

Timme averaged a career-high 20.9 points per game, along with 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Timme also set the school record for points in a career, with 2,210 and counting.

Julian Strawther has taken a huge step forward this season and provided Gonzaga with a second source of offense. The junior guard is averaging 15.1 points per game this season along with 5.9 rebounds. He was named to the WCC All-Conference First Team.

Anton Watson had been a spark for Gonzaga, coming up big on both ends of the court. The Senior forward is averaging a career-high 11.3 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals.

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