MARCH MADNESS 2021

NCAA Final Four 2021: which teams will play the second semi-final?

Saturday's March Madness Final Four will decide which two teams will fight it out for the 2021 NCAA title in Monday's championship game.

NCAA Final Four 2021: which teams will play the second semi-final?
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NCAA Final Four, semi-final two: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs UCLA Bruins

The second semi-final of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, more commonly known as March Madness, sees the Gonzaga Bulldogs come up against the UCLA Bruins.

The UCLA Bruins are the competition's most decorated team, having won the NCAA championship on no fewer than 11 occasions, but they came into the 2021 edition seeded down in 11th in the East Regional section. Were they to lift the trophy, indeed, they would be the lowest-seeded side ever to do so.

Mike Cronin's men qualified for the Final Four with a 51-49 Elite Eight win over Michigan.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga headed into March Madness as one of the favourites - so much so that they were named the overall top seed. They're still waiting to win their first NCAA title, having come closest when they lost to North Carolina in the 2017 championship game.

Gonzaga are in the Final Four after defeating USC 85-66 in the Elite Eight.

Winners to take on Baylor or Houston in NCAA final

The winners of the semi-final between Gonzaga and UCLA will play either the Baylor Bears or the Houston Cougars in Monday's NCAA championship game.

Jake Kyman of the UCLA Bruins trains at Lucas Oil Stadium ahead of his side's Final Four clash with the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Gonzaga vs UCLA: what time does the semi-final start?

The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament semi-final between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, on Saturday 3 April 2021, and will tip off at 8:14 pm EDT (5:14 pm PDT).

Gonzaga vs UCLA: how to watch

Gonzaga vs UCLA will be televised on CBS in the United States.

More information about how and where to watch the 2021 March Madness Final Four

Follow Gonzaga vs UCLA with AS English

You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of the semi-final right here at AS English. We’ll build up to the game from around an hour before tip-off, then take you through the clash play by play.