NCAA Men’s Tournament Top Moments: Final Four

And then there were two.

The 11-seed UCLA Bruins went on a Cinderella story run and fought their hardest to keep it alive.

But they met their end against the undefeated, top-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs, thanks to an unbelievable 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime by freshman guard Jalen Suggs, propelling Gonzaga to a 93-90 win.

Before that, the 2-seed Houston Cougars faced the 1-seed Baylor Bears, as just one Texas team could two-step into Monday’s national championship game.

That team was the Baylor Bears, who won in dominant fashion.

Here are the top moments and plays from the Final Four.

No. 2 Houston Cougars vs. No. 1 Baylor Bears
Result: Baylor wins 78-59

High-flying act

Houston guard DeJon Jarreau showed off his vertical early against Baylor, but it wasn’t for a dunk. Instead, it was on defense.


Matthew Mayer has been a spark off the bench for Baylor all season, and he provided an immediate boost for the Bears with five quick points in the first half.

Hot hand

Baylor All-American Jared Butler caught fire early, scoring 17 first-half points while making four 3-pointers.

Feeling generous

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell spent the majority of the game setting the table for his teammates, recording 11 assists in the game.

Heisman in the house

Robert Griffin III knows a thing or two about achieving greatness at Baylor, having won the Heisman Trophy as a member of the football team in 2011.

He has supreme confidence that his Bears will etch their names in Baylor lore by cutting down the nets in Indianapolis.

Baylor wins

The historic season continues for Baylor’s men’s basketball program, with the Bears reaching their first national championship game in more than 70 years.

The impressive victory provided widespread analysis and reaction on social media.

No. 11 UCLA Bruins vs. No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Result: Gonzaga wins 93-90 in overtime

UCLA punches first

UCLA came into the matchup with Gonzaga as a heavy underdog, but the Bruins let it be known early that this would be a battle.

Timme in transition

Usually it is Jalen Suggs causing damage in transition for Gonzaga, but on this play, it was starting center Drew Timme getting out and scoring on a fast break.

Back-and-forth affair

There was little separation between these two teams in the first half, with each responding to every basket scored by the other.

The result? A one-point game at halftime.

Gonzaga’s guards make an impact

The backcourt trio of Suggs, Andrew Nembhard and Joel Ayayi made their presence felt for the Bulldogs in transition and in the half court throughout the second half.


Corey Kispert is known as an ace shooter for Gonzaga, but he showed off his bounce on this dunk.


UCLA had the ball on the final possession of regulation with a chance to win. But Timme took a charge against UCLA’s Johnny Juzang to preserve Gonzaga’s perfect season and force overtime.

Suggs at the buzzer

March Madness was summed up in one play. Suggs sent Gonzaga to the national championship with this miracle 3-pointer.

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