Gonzaga defeated UCLA 93-90 on a banked buzzer-beater from superstar
freshman Jalen Suggs at the end of overtime to win the best college
basketball game in years. To relive the ending from an unreal angle, check
Crazy stats from the game:
Combined, the two teams shot 58.2%. That’s the highest in a Final
Four game since Bo Jackson won the Heisman trophy back in 1985
This season, teams to shoot over 55%, commit 10 or fewer turnovers,
and hold the opponent to 7 or fewer 3s were 98-1. UCLA made it 98-2
The Jalen Suggs' buzzer-beater was the first true buzzer-beater in a
Final Four game since 1977
Jalen Suggs is the only person in Minnesota history to win the
state’s Mr. Basketball and Mr. Football awards in
the same season
UCLA went on an incredible run, beating both the one and two seeds in its
region, and took Gonzaga to the bring. Johnny Juzang and co. reminded the
world how fun a great UCLA team is to watch.
Title game: Tonight, the Zags look to complete the
undefeated season against a phenomenal Baylor squad. It should be a great
title game, pitting the two best teams throughout the year against each
The NCAA continued its streak of blunders related to women’s basketball, leaving
out Arizona from the Final Four hype video. The Wildcats, however,
took it in stride and proceeded to knock off favorite UConn before losing a
nail biter to Stanford.
Title game: (31-2) #1 Stanford 54 vs. (21-6) #3 Arizona 53
Arizona star Aari McDonald (22 pts, 3 reb) narrowly
missed a game winning buzzer-beater despite being smothered
by the Cardinal defense.
Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer helped guide Stanford to its first
title since 1992 in the same season she passed Pat Summit as
winningest coach in women’s basketball history.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
Gold on the Ceiling
John Adams, not the president but the famed drummer at Cleveland Indians
games, will miss his first home opener in 48 years.
Luckily, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney will pinch-drum at the opener
this afternoon, helping to continue one of the sport’s oldest traditions.
(2-1) Cincinnati Reds 9
vs. (1-2) St. Louis Cardinals 6
Nick Castellanos flexed
over Cardinals pitcher Jake Woodford, leading to the first
benches clearing brawl of the year. Baseball is back!
(4-0) Houston Astros 9
vs. (0-4) Oakland Athletics 1
Oakland played Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” while
introducing the Astros. Houston then outscored the Athletics 26-7 in
the series, but it still feels like the A's won.
(3-1) LA Angels 5 vs.
(1-3) Chicago White Sox 3
Despite the loss, Chicago rookie phenom Yermin Mercedes went 8-8 to
start the season. That’s the most consecutive hits to start a season
for any player since 1900.
ICYMI: Shotei Ohtani threw the fastest pitch of
any starter this year (100.6 MPH) then, in the bottom of the inning, hit the
hardest home run of the season
(19-30) Toronto Raptors 130 vs. (23-26) Golden State Warriors 77
The Warriors found themselves down 63 before fighting back to only
lose by 53.
(34-14) Phoenix Suns 140 vs. (20-29) Oklahoma City Thunder
Those scores are not a typo. The Suns are twenty games over .500 and
on pace to make their first playoff appearance in 10 years.
(33-18) LA Clippers 104
vs. (31-19) LA Lakers 86
The Clippers routed the short handed Lakers, who have now dropped
six of nine, in Rajon Rondo’s Clipper debut.
College Basketball - Men's
(27-2) #1 Baylor 78 vs.
(28-4) #2 Houston 59
The Baylor defense Beared down on the Cougars, holding them to only
20 first half points. The Houston loss cost “Mattress Mack” $1
million after he went all in on UH winning the title.
(25-8-4) Colorado Avalanche 3 vs. (16-15-6) St. Louis Blues 2
The Avalanche are 12-0-2 in their last 14 games, helping them take
the lead in the NHL’s West Division.
(13-22-5) Detroit Red Wings 5 vs. (26-10-2) Tampa Bay Lightning 1
The Red Wings got their first win in Tampa since Aaron Rodgers won
his first Super Bowl. That’s 10 years for those of you less into the