Report: Gonzaga and UCLA to play Final Four rematch in November
LAS VEGAS — It was one of the best face-offs in the NCAA Tournament, and now the Gonzaga Bulldogs and UCLA Bruins will play a Final Four rematch in Las Vegas this November.
Gonzaga and UCLA played a close-fought match in the penultimate game of the tournament, with the Bulldogs securing the win with an iconic buzzer-beater from Jalen Suggs.
CBS Sports basketball insider Jon Rothstein confirmed Thursday the two juggernaut teams will face off again in an early season multi-team event. The Zags will play Duke, UCLA, Texas Tech, Alabama, Texas and Washington in their non-conference schedule.
The Bulldogs and Bruins are ranked first and second, respectively, in Rothstein’s Top 45 teams.
Gonzaga will be going into this rematch with some notable losses—powerhouse players Corey Kispert, Jalen Suggs and Joel Ayayi have either graduated or declared for the NBA draft. They are still a force to be reckoned with holding onto monstrous center Drew Timme, Andrew Nembhard and newcomers Chet Holmgren and Hunter Sallis.
UCLA, for their part, is holding onto their big four: Johnny Juzang, Jaime Jaquez, Cody Riley and Tyger Campbell.
The Gonzaga-UCLA game is set for November 23 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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