North Dakota State, the Summit League Tournament champion and regular season co-champ, will open the NCAA Tournament as the number 15 seed in the South Region.

The Bison (23-9) will play second seed Gonzaga (32-2) in Seattle, Friday, March 20. The Zags are the champions of the West Coast Conference, and are the most accurate shooting team in the nation, hitting 52.4 percent of their field goal attempts. Gonzaga is also number two in the nation in scoring margin (+18.2), and in the top ten in assists and scoring.

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 10: Kyle Wiltjer #33 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs drives against Skyler Halford #23 of the Brigham Young Cougars during the championship game of the West Coast Conference Basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on March 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gonzaga won 91-75. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Zags are led by junior forward Kyle Wiltjer's 17 points per game, Wiltjer transferred from Kentucky after the 2012-13 season, and sat out all of last year before becoming eligible this season.

takeSIOUX FALLS, SD - MARCH 10: Tournament Most Valuable Player Lawrence Alexander from North Dakota State celebrates the Bison's 57-56 victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at the Summit League Championship Tournament game Tuesday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. (Photo by Dave Eggen/Inertia)

NDSU is led by senior guard Lawrence Alexander, the Summit League's Player of the Year.  Alexander led conference in scoring, three-point shooting, minutes, and blocked shots.

This is the second straight tournament appearance for the Bison, who upset Oklahoma in their opener last season before falling to San Diego State in game two.