Gonzaga Rolls, UCLA Makes Unlikely Final Four

Jonathan Grant | March 31st, 2021

30-0. That’s what the Gonzaga Bulldogs can proclaim after Tuesday night’s Elite 8 victory that booked them a spot in the Final Four. The #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament took down #6 USC with aplomb, dominating them in the first half to set up a comfortable 85-66 win. A 49-point first half basically ended all Trojan hopes, and Drew Timme’s 23-point performance was also a big factor. Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs (ten rebounds, too) chipped in as well, each scoring 18 apiece.


With the win, the Zags became the third team since 1985 to bring an undefeated record into the Final Four. In that meeting in Indy, they will be taking on #11 seed UCLA who continued their improbable run with a 51-49 win over the #1 Michigan Wolverines. The Bruins have had to fight extremely hard to get to this point. This time around, it was leading scorer Johnny Juzang that led the way. Having fouled out early in the Sweet 16, he was decisive here, putting up 28 of the team’s points. That’s well over half; critical buckets in a game where neither team shot 40% from the field. Michigan had two chances to tie it late, but neither found the net and now the Bruins will be the next team to try and step up and end the unbeaten charge of the Bulldogs.

Next Article
  • Clutch Jokic Takes Nuggets Past Blazers

    There’s been a lot of talk about who will- and should- win the NBA’s MVP award this season. But if anyone deserves it more than the rest of the field, it surely has to be Nikola Jokic. The Denver Nuggets star center simply does it all, and he led them to another win sans Jamal...

    Read More
  • A’s Win Slugfest Vs Twins, Grab 11th Consecutive Victory

    If you love to see lots of runs scored and plenty of home runs hit, then you might have missed out on a great game on Wednesday afternoon between the surging Oakland A’s and the Minnesota Twins. The A’s are the hottest team in all of baseball right now, winners of 11 in a row...

    Read More
  • Irving, Short-Handed Nets Get Past Zion’s Pelicans

    It seems like the Brooklyn Nets haven’t had a full-strength squad all season long, doesn’t it? Tuesday night was yet another time that they didn't, and that meant that they had to rely upon Kyrie Irving to lead the charge. That he did to aplomb as well, scoring 32 points and dishing out eight assists...

    Read More
  • Posey Goes Yard Twice, Giants Rally Past Philly

    Coming into the 2021 MLB season, most of the talk about the National League West hinged around the Los Angeles Dodgers- the perennial champions of the division and defending World Series champs- and the San Diego Padres- their free-spending challengers. Not as many were paying attention to the San Francisco Giants, but perhaps they should...

    Read More
  • Super League Is Super Done: English Clubs Out

    Two days after news came out about the new European Super League, plans came unraveled on Tuesday as teams jumped off the ship one after another in response to widespread fan outcry. Fans all over England, and elsewhere for that matter, made their voices known that greed was not going to be tolerated, and as...

    Read More
  • Steph Splashes 49, Pushes Warriors Past Sixers

    Steph Curry is playing some of the best basketball of his life at the moment. And that very level of play helped lead his Golden State Warriors past the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night by a score of 107-96. The East’s best Sixers have had no answer for Curry’s 49 points as they succumbed to...

    Read More
  • Martinez Continues Strong Start As Red Sox Win

    The Boston Red Sox have made a good start to the 2021 Major League Baseball season. And so, too, has slugger JD Martinez. The DH hit his sixth home run of the fresh season on Monday as part of a decisive 13-4 win over the Chicago White Sox that also saw Nathan Eovaldi improve his...

    Read More
  • Bieber Fans 13 Reds, Keeps Up Strong Start

    Shane Bieber is on a torrid pace at the moment for the Cleveland Indians. The pitcher is striking out batters at an alarming rate to being the 2021 season, and that kept up on Sunday afternoon against in-state rival Cincinnati. The Reds saw 13 hitters swing and miss as they fell 6-3 on the day....

    Read More