The Gonazaga Bulldogs have taken the first step to "One Shining Moment" by defeating South Dakota State 66-46 in a First Round matchup in Salt Lake City.

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The Zags did not lead until the final two minutes of the first half but opened up a double-digit lead early on in the second stanza.

Senior Guard Jordan Matthews led the winners with 16 points.

As the West region's top-seeded team, Gonzaga (33-1) will play the winner of #8 Northwestern - making their first ever NCAA Basketball tourney - versus #9 Vanderbilt on Saturday.