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Jalen Suggs Near Half Court Buzzer Beater Saves Gonzaga’s Unbeaten Season

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By Matthew Zimmer

Gonzaga and UCLA traded blows all night long. After Johnny Juzang tied the game at 90. Enter Jalen Suggs.

An incredible game-winner, with a bank shot to boot, in overtime is what keeps Gonzaga alive. 93-90.

Suggs finished with 16 points, and he only had one made three before his buzzer beater.

Throughout the game, Drew Timme was big, but just before overtime he drew a charge. Oh, and he had four fouls, which means if he was called for a block he would’ve fouled out and needed to sit the rest of the game.

Timme scored the first six Zags points, and he finished with a team-high 25 points.

In the first half, Gonzaga was only in the game because of the stellar play from Joel Ayayi. He was perfect from the floor in the opening 20 minutes, and he ended up 9-of-12 with 22 points.

On the flip side, UCLA was once again led by Johnny Juzang and Jamie Jaquez. When the Bruins needed a big shot, it was usually one of those two.

Juzang hit the game-tying shot (as you saw above) before Suggs’ heroics. Juzang finished with the game-high 29 points, while Jaquez some big shots too including the three pointer that gave Juzang the chance to tie it. Jaquez had 19 points.

When it wasn’t Juzang or Jaquez, Tyger Campbell stepped up big time. He poured in 17 and seven assists. Finally, Cody Riley had some jump shots (which he struggled to hit all Tournament) that he couldn’t miss late in the game. Riley had 14 points.

An incredible semifinal, which we now hope leads to an even more incredible Final. That’s asking a lot, I know.

Gonzaga faces Baylor in the Men’s NCAA National Championship Game after they crushed Houston on Saturday afternoon. Coverage will be available once again on 750-AM, right here on 750TheGame.com, and streaming on the iHeart Radio App, Audacy and your smart speaker.

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