Unbelievable! Jalen Suggs' buzzer beater lifts Gonzaga over UCLA in thrilling OT game
This is one we’ll remember forever.
Saturday night’s Final Four game between No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 11 seed UCLA was the best game of this year’s NCAA Tournament and might go down as the greatest game in tournament history. The ending was a thriller.
Trailing by 2 points in the final 20 seconds of overtime, Johnny Juzang appeared to be sending the game to another extra period, after making a layup to tie the contest at 90-90 with 3.3 seconds to play.
But Jalen Suggs raced down the floor, launched a prayer and watched the ball bank through the basket to lift Gonzaga to a 93-90 win and advance to the championship game. It also keeps the Zags’ hopes of a perfect season alive.
Here’s the final sequence:
JALEN SUGGS FROM HALFCOURT FOR THE WIN 😱
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 4, 2021
We'll be watching this shot FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/BMftAHdrEi
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 4, 2021
Suggs ended the game with 16 points, but the shot that will be remembered for decades.
Gonzaga was led by Drew Timme with 25 points and Joel Ayayi added 22. Corey Kispert scored 15 and Andrew Nembhard added 11. All five starters were in double figures for the Bulldogs.
UCLA was led by Johnny Juzang and Jaime Jaquez Jr., who scored 29 and 19, respectively. Tyger Campbell had 17 and Cody Riley had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Gonzaga will advance to play Baylor for the national championship on Monday.