Twitter lost its collective mind after Jalen Suggs drained a game-winning 3-pointer to send the Gonzaga basketball team to the national championship game.
Thanks to Jalen Suggs’ late-game heroics, the Gonzaga basketball program has reached the national championship game for the second time in program history.
The No. 1-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs were undefeated heading into their Final Four bout with the No. 11-seeded UCLA Bruins. Gonzaga got their best test of the season against a feisty Mick Cronin-coached team.
While UCLA looked like the Bruins could pull off the monumental upset, Suggs, Drew Timme and the rest of Mark Few’s Bulldogs had other things in mind. What a game!
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 4, 2021
Jalen Suggs delivers the greatest moment in Gonzaga basketball history
Waiting for the Zags on Monday night will be the No. 1-seeded Baylor Bears. This will also be the second time Baylor has played for a national championship in their program’s history. These were the two best teams in college basketball all season long, and it is utterly fantastic that they get to duke it out in primetime one last time for all the marbles on Monday night in Indianapolis.
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 4, 2021
Jalen Suggs that dude for that!! OMG WHAT A SHOT!! https://t.co/UFHoWz9iJP
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 4, 2021
How Jalen Suggs looking at UCLA pic.twitter.com/NamwZfQuGR
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) April 4, 2021
"Jalen Suggs jumps on the scorers table and emphatically celebrates in front of the cardboard cutouts."
— Black Big Lebowski (@LaJethroJenkins) April 4, 2021
As for UCLA, the Bruins certainly earned the nation’s respect. They were one of the First Four teams in this year’s tournament. While the college basketball blue-blood has had its ups and downs throughout the 21st century, the Bruins are more than heading in the right direction under Cronin’s watch. We have to wonder how Cincinnati Bearcats fans feel about him succeeding now.
Jalen Suggs is a freshman who plays like a five-year NBA vet.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) April 4, 2021
Jalen Suggs oh my lord pic.twitter.com/CQx4RGaw4B
— Stephen A. Smith Burner (@SASBurnerAcct) April 4, 2021
Jalen Suggs from half court has put Gonzaga into the championship game, supplanting Gordon Hayward in 2010 as the most memorable half court shot in this building.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) April 4, 2021
What a great game. Fantastic effort by UCLA but a classic example of survive and advance. Jalen Suggs keeps the unbeaten season alive. Nothing like March Madness.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) April 4, 2021
Overall, the 2021 NCAA Tournament has not given us a ton of great games. We have been chomping at the bit for something even remotely compelling for weeks. Thankfully, the second of the two Final Four games yielded us an instant classic. If the national title bout on Monday night between Baylor and Gonzaga is anything close to this one, then we are in for a real treat.
Congratulations to Gonzaga for getting back to the national title on this sensational buzzer-beater.
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