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The Tigers will adopt a road game atmosphere at the Moda Center

PORTLAND, Ore. (WREG) — Following Thursday’s big victory over Boise State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the U of M is looking to do something that has never been done before, beating a top seed n ° 1 overall.

And they’ll have to do it at the Moda Center in Portland, which will basically be a home game for Gonzaga.

“Zag Nation travels so well, and we’re so grateful they always come to our games, home or away,” Bulldogs forward Drew Timme said after Gonzaga’s first-round win over Georgia State. . “So having real interactions, real emotions, it really helps pump you up and really get into the game easier.”

While that’s a definite advantage for the Bulldogs, the Tigers say those away games bring out something special in them.

“We love away games,” said Tigers Landers goalkeeper Nolley II. “I mean we call ourselves the ‘absentees’ so that’s what we thrive on. We play well at home but on the road it’s just a bit more to win the game because you know that you are in enemy territory.

Tipping is scheduled for Saturday at 8:40 a.m. CST at the Moda Center.