The Final Four teams of the men’s NCAA tournament are scheduled to fight for the coveted title on Saturday. Two of the final four teams were finalized on Monday and now two more join the group.
The UCLA defeated Michigan in an exciting match with a 51-49 scoreline. It became the second team to join the Final Four from the First Four. The UCLA shocked everyone who had predicted Michigan to reach the Final Four comfortably. It was a shocker. Johnny Juzang played brilliantly throughout the match under Coach Mick Cronin’s remarkable guidance, to make his squad smolder the Wolverines and dominate the game’s pace.
UCLA hasn’t been brilliant with the game technique, but they can surely be referred to as the underdogs of the tournament. They have won all the 14 games in the past in which they committed less than 10 turnovers.
This time around, the Bruins committed only eight, while team Michigan was forced to commit 14, which changed the outcome of the game.
In the second match for the fight to get a place in the Final Four, the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga hammered Southern California to win the West Region title. They looked dominant throughout the match.
Drew Time (23 points), Jalen Suggs (18 points, eight assists, and 10 rebounds), and Cory Kispert (18 points) set the tone of the game from the start. Southern California didn’t stand a chance to compete with Gonzaga’s brilliance. The “Zags” defeated them with 83-64 points.
The Bulldogs were led by 30 points at halftime, thanks to its playmakers who were particular in maintaining the defense.
Gonzaga started the game with a vengeance to win, playing particularly strong in their defense. Their tactics were dynamic in the field. Southern Californians were no match to the Bulldogs; as they conceded a 14-point lead with a 7-21 scoreline.
The undefeated “Zags” made it to the final four along with Baylor and Houston.