History will be made in the second of Saturday’s men’s Final Four games, regardless of who wins between No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 11 UCLA.
If the Bulldogs win, as they are favored to do, then they will be the first team since Indiana State in 1979 to enter the national title game undefeated. They will also have the opportunity to become the first undefeated national champion since Indiana in the 1975-76 season. A win Saturday would also be the program’s second berth in the national title game, which also came under coach Mark Few.
Then there’s UCLA, which has tied the NCAA Tournament record for lowest seed to reach the Final Four. A win Saturday would make Mick Cronin’s 11-seed Bruins the most successful team on that seed line in March Madness history. None of the previous four 11 seeds to have made this stage advanced beyond the FInal Four.
It’s easy to talk in superlatives with this matchup, but naturally the game will be decided by the play on the court. Will Gonzaga’s seemingly unstoppable trio of Drew Timme, Jalen Suggs and Corey Kispert advance? Or will the previously immovable combination of Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez Jr. and Tyger Campbell shock the world once again?
We can’t wait to find out. Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Gonzaga vs. UCLA in the 2021 Final Four. Follow for complete results from the NCAA Tournament semifinal game.
Gonzaga vs. UCLA score
Gonzaga vs. UCLA live updates, highlights from 2021 Final Four
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8:53 p.m.: Gonzaga will have the ball with seven seconds remaining coming out of the first media timeout (14:38).
8:53 p.m.: Jaquez with the 3 makes it 10-9 UCLA.
8:51 p.m.: Cody Riley shoots a mid-range jumper with Timme’s hand in his face to tie it 7-7. Both teams shooting well early.
8:49 p.m.: Ayayi gets his third bucket of the day to make it 7-3 Gonzaga. Campbell sold getting charged but the officials weren’t having it.
8:48 p.m.: Juzang starts with a quick 2, followed by an Ayayi 3. Zags lead 3-2 within the first minute.
8:47 p.m.: UCLA wins the tipoff. Here we go.
8:42 p.m.: And Gonzaga’s: Drew Timme, Corey Kispert, Jalen Suggs, Andrew Nembhard, Joel Ayayi.
8:40 p.m.: UCLA starting lineup: Cody Riley, Jaime Jaquez Jr., Jules Bernard, Johnny Juzang, Tyger Campbell.
Gonzaga vs. UCLA start time
- Time: 8:34 p.m. ET | 5:34 p.m. PT
The Final Four game between Gonzaga and UCLA is scheduled to tip off at 8:34 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3.
How to watch 2021 Final Four
CBS, which has exclusive broadcast rights for the 2021 Final Four, will broadcast both Baylor-Houston and Gonzaga-UCLA on Saturday.
Those with a cable subscription can stream the game on March Madness Live, the online home of every 2021 NCAA Tournament game. The Final Four can also be streamed live with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
March Madness Final Four schedule 2021
Saturday, April 3
|No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 2 Houston||5 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 11 UCLA||8:30 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
NCAA Tournament national championship
Monday, April 5
|Game 67||9 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|