Gonzaga qualify for the NCAA Final after OT: result, score, summary
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One of the best endings to one of the best basketball games in March Madness history. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are on to the National Championship after a buzzer beating half court shot from Jalen Suggs.
This game was the polar opposite of the first semifinal player earlier today. The Bruins and the Bulldogs were in an offensive slug fest from the start to the finish. It was a game full of lead changes and ties as niether team could pull away from the other.
Gonzaga were led by Drew Timme with 25 points and Joel Ayayi with 22. While UCLA's Johnny Juzang put in another dazzling shift with 29 points.
But it is Jalen Suggs who will take the headlines with game winner that will go down in basketball history. After regulation wasn't enough to decide a winner, Gonzaga pulled away in the early part of overtime.
But the Bruins battled back and tied the game in the final moments. Suggs heaved up a prayer from just over half court, banked it off the glass, and called game, set, match.
Gonzaga will now set thier sights on Baylor, as both programs will be playing from thier first ever National Championship on Monday from Lucas Oil Stadium.
The stage is set. Gonzaga and Baylor will play for the title on Monday from Lucas Oil Stadium
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few: Unbelievable
Suggs in the post game interview: I don't have words
Maybe one of the biggest shots in college basketball history . Suggs with the winner
An INCREDIBLE FINISH to an INCREDIBLE GAME!!! Suggs from a step over the half court line banks home a three pointer to book a ticket to the National Championship
SUGGS WITH THE HALF COURT WINNER!!!!
Juzang on the follow up!
Jaquez drains a three in the corner
Timeout for UCLA. 57.5 remaining
Nembhard on the step back three pointer!
2 point game with just over a mintue to go. Will we have a winner in this first overtime or will we need another?
Riley hits another jumper. He has 14
Foul on Riley against Watson. Riley going to the line for a one and one
Timme is in take over time
Timme with 6 straight points in overtime
Timme again, and he's got 23
Riley beats the shot clock and we're tied again
Timme goes right back to work, gets the basket and 1. Misses the ft
5 more minutes
Foul trouble comes into play here. Timme has 4 and Bernard has 4
We are going to overtime in Indianapolis
1.1 on the clock after review
Offensive foul with less than a second to go on Juzang!
Jaquez gets fouled going to the basket. Goes to the line and hits two of two
Kispert with the offensive rebound and the put back. Zags lead by 1 with under a minute to go. Time out UCLA
One minute to go
Juzang ties it back up
Suggs with a block and Timme with a dunk on the other end
2 minutes to go
Suggs does it solo with the turn around in the paint and we are all tied up
Juzang in the corner with a three. Juzang has 25!! And UCLA lead
Bakets are getting hard to come by late on
The last media timeout in Indianapolis. Gonzaga lead 74-75
Kispert with the triple try and Gonzaga are back in the lead
Juzang to the line, Timme picks up his fourth foul. Juzang make one of two
Ayayi ansewrs back with a quick layup on the other end
Riley with the layup down low
Again how will Gonzaga cope with being in a close game late on?
Campbell wit the up and under and UCLA are back in the lead
Suggs goes to the bench with 3 fouls
Juzang with another long two
Kispert at the line, hits one of two and the Zags lead by 3
Under 8 to go. Things are still tight in Indianapolis. Gonzaga up by two
Campbell off the dribble with the jumper
Watson fouled under the basket by Singleton, makes one of two
Timme with a high flying dunk
Juzang with the free throw line jumper
Campbell goes to the free throw line after contact from Timme, makes one of two
Campbell in the corner for three
TImme underneath again
Juzang stop the 6 point run
Nembhard on the step back jumper
Flagrant foul on UCLA, Nembhard at the line hits one of two
15 lead changes so far, but the Bulldogs are up by four. Are there anymore lead changes to come in the final 12 minutes?
Those tough shots are starting not to fall for UCLA
Timme underneath, and 1! goes to the line and sinks the free throw
UCLA bucket down low
Ayayi in transition, more points of turnovers. Ayayi has 20
Ayayi with the follow off the missfrom Timme
Singleton with a three
Suggs soaring through the air and Gonzaga lead again
Timeout on the floor. This second half has a more defensive dynamic, but still nothing between thses two sides.
Riley with a quick drop stop on the base line. 10th tie of the game
Timme again attacking the basket
Ayayi with his first bucket in the second half
Give and go and Jaquez gets the basket
Riley with a mid range jumper, and we're tied again
Suggs with a quick answer
Jaquez with the turnaround
Bernard picks up his third fould 11 seconds in, Nembhard makes one of two
UCLA coach Cronin: Get to the 10 mintue mark, and put the pressure on them
Which duo of stars will be the ones to lead their team to the final? Juzang and Campbell or Timme and Krispert
UCLA has been the more physical side, grabbing 5 more rebounds than Gonzaga
In the first half Gonzaga was getting good looks close to the bucket, while UCLA had to work harder for their baskets. Can the Bruins continue to make those difficult shots in the second half?
20 minutes to go in Lucas Oil Stadium, Baylor are waiting for their opponent in the final on Monday. Who will it be?
Johnny Juzang leads the Bruins with 15 points through 20 minutes
Joel Ayayi is the top scorer for the Zags with 16 first half points
Can UCLA figure out a way to slow this game down and make the Bulldogs play in the half court?
Gonzaga got to play the free flowing basketball they were lookiing for, but UCLA responded with some fantastic offense of their own
Much different look to this game than the first semifinal, this one looks like it's going down to the wire
10 Lead changes and 5 ties already in what has been a tight game from Lucas Oil Stadium
Kispert jumper right before the buzzer puts Gonzaga up at the half.
Clark splits his free throws
Timme on the bench getting patched up after being cut on the arm
Timeout with 27.4 to go in the first half of the second semifinal from Indianapolis
Suggs with a triple try
Juzang answers back from down low
Kispert with a 3 ball
Clark hits both free throws and UCLA back up by 4
Nembhard gets the roll on the drive inside
Juzang fouled on a long two, goes to the line and hits one of two. He's got 13 already
Ayayi at the free throw line splits the one and one
Can UCLA hang on to the lead going into the halftime break?
2:46 to go in the first half and we have another timeout
Press broken beautifully by UCLA out of the timeout
This game has been air tight the entire first half. Very little between these two teams
Timeout called by UCLA after a little flurry from the Bulldogs
Timme with the easy dunk in transition of the steal
Ayayi with the finger roll has it hang on the rim and drop
Juzang with the baby hook on the baseline
Bernard makes two free throws
Juzang with a turnaround jumper, but Jaquez picks up a foul sending hime to the bench
Timme going to the line again, but missed the front end of the 1 and 1
Gonzaga are starting to turn up the pressure on defense
Suggs with a three
Bernard with a backdoor cut, Timme found him for the easy deuce
Jaquez goes to the line after being fould by Watson, and hits both
What a matchup we have between Timme and Jaquez
Watson at the line hits one of two from the line out of the timeout
If this game is tight deep in the game, how will Gonzaga respond? They are a team that have won their last 27 games by double digits
Anton Watson gets fouled, free throws await after the TV timeout
Juzang left all alone and knocks down the three
Timme goes to the line and drops both
It's turning it to a battle between Ayayi and Campbell
Campbell with a strong drive sinks the shot and get the foul. FT is made
Ayayi is locked in! 13 points for the Frenchman
Campbell off the dribble
Gonzaga responding well coming out of the timeout 5-0 run
Ayayi and 1! He's in double digits with the made free throw
Finger roll for Cook down the lane
Jaquez with a bucket and the foul as he streaks to the iron. Will shoot free throws after the timeout
Kispert driving on the right side ,12 points in the pait for Gonzaga
Juzang from downtown
Nambhard with a strong drive, and he's on the scoresheet for the first time tonight.
UCLA is doing a great job making Gonzaga play in the half court. Campbell with a long 2
Suggs in transition, missed the lay up and stayed on the floor. He's up now but may have just landed wrong
UCLA showing their physicality on the boards with a couple offensive rebound. Tyger Campbell hits two of two from the line
Timme out of the time out with a set up play for the big man
No suprise that UCLA are coming out and competing with the Nations number one ranked team.
We are at the first TV timeout in Lucas Oil Stadium, and the Bruins go into the break in the lead
Jaquez with a three and UCLA lead
Free flowing game so far, up and down pace suits Gonzaga
Timme with his first bucket of the game
Riley with the mid range jumper off the post up
Gonzaga with a full court press of the dead ball, trying to make UCLA play their tempo
Jaime Jaquez Jr. going for a highlight reel dunk.. was fouled and hits one of two
Ayayi barrels over Campbell, and he's got all 7 points
After a hot start, both teams cooling off
Bernard with a long 2 pointer
Ayayi in transition, he has a quick 5 points
Ayayi hits a three for Gonzagas first points
Juzang wasting no time getting on the board
We are underway in Indianapolis. Winner gets a ticket to the National Championship
Tip off in only moments away for the second semifinal of this years Final Four from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
Gonzaga Starting 5
1 Jalen Suggs
2 Drew Timme
3 Andew Nembhard
11 Joel Ayayi
24 Corey Kispert
UCLA Starting 5
1 Jules Bernard
2 Cody Riley
3 Johnny Juzang
4 Jaime Jaquez Jr.
10 Tyger Campbell
The All West matchup is about to being
Team intros and starting 5s coming up shortly
Can UCLA be considered a Cinderella? They may be an 11 seed but they have also won 11 National Championships
Both teams are warming up for what will surely be big the biggest game their lives up until now.
Gonzaga's Roster for the Final Four
0 Julian Strawther
1 Jalen Suggs
2 Drew Timme
3 Andrew Nembhard
5 Martynas Arlauskas
10 Pavel Zakharov
11 Joel Ayayi
20 Colby Brooks
21 Oumar Ballo
22 Anton Watson
23 Matthew Lang
24 Corey Kispert
30 Abe Eagle
32 Evan Inglesby
33 Ben Gregg
35 Will Graves
55 Dominick Harris
Head Coach Mark Few
UCLA BRUINS Roster for the Final Four
0 Jaylen Clark
1 Jules Bernard
2 Cody Riley
3 Johnny Juzang
4 Jaime Jaquez Jr.
5 Chris Smith
10 Tyger Campbell
12 Mac Etienne
13 Jake Kyman
14 Kenneth Nwuba
23 Logan Cremonesi
24 Jalen Hill
34 David Singleton
43 Russell Strong
Head Coach Mick Cronin
Drew Timme, named the best power forward in the NCAA, is averaging 21 points and 7.5 rebounds in the tournament
A LIST OF UCLA’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Bruins have won the most National Championships in college basketball history, having last won in 1995:
The Jimmy Kimmel Gonzaga does not exist conspiracy, if you're looking for something to watch ahead of tip-off
Betting odds: Spread and over under according actionnetwork.com
Moneyline UCLA: +700
Gonzaga name origin
In the more pressing off the court questions, one which comes up time and again is where does the name Gonzaga come from?
The University is a private Jesuit, Catholic institution, based in Spokane, Washington, and is named after the Italian Jesuit Saint, St Aloysius Gonzaga. The University was founded by Father Joseph Cataldo, back in 1887, and he chose to name it after his fellow Jesuit and Italian, St. Aloysius.
Gonzaga is actually a pretty well known name in Italy, but it’s fairly rare in the US. In fact the name is rare enough that Jimmy Kimmel is convinced there is no such University and the whole thing is a hoax.
GONZAGA: How did they get here?
Widely considered the favorite by most experts and non experts in the basketball world, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have rolled through their opponents all year long.
They are undefeated this year, and have won their last 27 games by double digit margins. They have steam rolled through the tournament, defeating Norfolk State in the first round, then Oklahoma, and then Creighton and USC last weekend to stamp their ticket to the Final Four. Their closest game in the tournament was a 16 point win against Oklahoma in the second round.
Corey Kispert and Drew Timme are the two to watch tonight. Kispert will be trying to cement his case for player of the year honors while Timme will hope to continue to make headlines, the Bulldog big man is averaging 21 points and 7.5 rebounds a game.
Gonzaga are in their second Final Four ever, but this is the first time they are considered the favorites to take the title.
UCLA: How did they get here?
The Bruins have had the longest journey to the Final Four of any team in history.
They came into the tournament as an 11 seed after an unconvincing regular season, and were then knocked out of the Pac 10 Tournament by Oregon State.
After knocking out Michigan State in the First Four Match (before the tournament was narrowed down to 64 teams) they went on to beat 2 seed Alabama and 1 seed Michigan to earn their spot in the Final Four.
They have been led all year long by the sharp shooter Johnny Juzang who had more than half his teams points in the shooting Elite 8 match against the Wolverines. Juzang and company will look to give the Bruins their 12th National Championship in school history.
NCAA Final Four semi-final two: UCLA Bruins vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second semi-final of March Madness Final Four, coming straight from Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, pitting the UCLA Bruins against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Tip-off is at 8:34 pm EDT (5:14 pm PDT and 2:34 am on Sunday morning in CEST ) and we’ll have coverage of all the build-up and then play-by-play commentary.
You can also check out what happened in the first semi-final between the Houston Cougars and the Baylor Bears, but we can tell you right here it was not pretty if you’re a Houston fan.