The top two teams in the country will head to Las Vegas on Tuesday night with UCLA to take revenge on Gonzaga after the Bulldogs defeated Jalen Suggs in their half-court buzzer beater in the 2021 Final Four.
Each team already has a credit to its credit against the top-10 foes, and in the scoring differential in games involving Division I teams, both are in the top 15, with Gonzaga averaging 28.8 ppg and UCLA 25.5 ppg.
Gonzaga has done it on offense, ranking first in the nation in field-goal shooting percentage at 55.1. The Zags rank fourth in the US in points per acquisition. Forward Drew Timme is leading the way with 20.8 ppg on 65.3 percent shooting at 25.8 minutes of light work per game.
UCLA ranks 74th in the country in points allowed per possession, while Gonzaga ranks 42nd and both teams rank in the top 25 in the nation in rebounding rates.
The Bruins are allowing opponents to shoot 42.3 percent from 3-point range, which ranks 333rd in the nation. It also prevents revenge on UCLA Gonzaga.
Drama: Gonzaga, -6