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Watch a Shot for the Ages

Jalen Suggs' buzzer-beater puts Gonzaga in the national championship
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2021 8:13 AM CDT

(Newser) – Even those who don't buy into March Madness can appreciate the moment. Gonzaga's Jalen Suggs entered college basketball lore Saturday night by sinking a buzzer-beating 55-footer against UCLA to put his team into the national championship. Watch it here. At ESPN, Jeff Borzello calls "it one of the greatest shots in NCAA tournament and Final Four history." A post at USA Today agrees, including the video in the pantheon of all-time great shots in tournament history (with video clips for each).

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“Stuff like this is something you dream of as a kid and that you practice on your mini-hoop,” Suggs said after the 93-90 win, per the AP. The victory keeps Gonzaga's perfect season alive. The Zags will play Baylor Monday night for the championship. The women's final also is set: Arizona, which upset powerhouse Connecticut, will play Stanford for the championship on Sunday night. The game starts at 6 Eastern. (Read more March Madness stories.)

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