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Gonzaga basketball team, including ex-Cat Kyle Wiltjer, to star in HBO reality series

Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer grabbed a rebound against Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 21, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.
Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer grabbed a rebound against Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 21, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. Associated Press

Gonzaga’s men’s basketball team, including former University of Kentucky standout Kyle Wiltjer, is getting its own five-episode reality series.

“Gonzaga: The March to Madness” debuts Feb. 16 on HBO, with the finale set to air on March 15, the first day of the NCAA Tournament.

The show follows the team starting with the current season in November, includes their West Coast Conference games and gives behind-the-scenes access to the team from Spokane, Wash.

The Zags are coming off their best season in school history, having gone 35-3 under coach Mark Few. They are seeking the school’s 18th consecutive NCAA tourney berth this year.

Narrated by actor Liev Schreiber, the series is HBO’s first sports reality program featuring a college team.

The cable network announced the show Tuesday.

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