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How and what to watch for UCLA vs. Gonzaga in the Final Four of 2021 NCAA Tournament

We break down everything you need to know for Saturday’s Final Four NCAA Tournament matchup between UCLA and Gonzaga. We’ve got a best bet, how to watch, and key stats for the game.

Can UCLA find a way to upset Gonzaga?

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. Here are the latest bet splits from DraftKings Sportsbook:

UCLA +14.5 (33% of action, 39% of bets)
Gonzaga -14.5 (67% of action, 61% of bets)


The No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to continue their undefeated record into the national championship when they take on the No. 11 seed UCLA Bruins, who have taken an incredible route to find themselves in the Final Four, beating the top two teams in their region.

Once the odds from DraftKings Sportsbook are made available for this game, we’ll add that information below. We’ll also add the game time and TV channel once it’s settled.

Game date: Saturday, April 3rd
Game time: 8:34 p.m. ET
TV channel: CBS
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium

March Madness Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook

Point spread: Gonzaga -13.5
Point total: TBA
Moneyline: TBA

No. 11 UCLA 22-9 (13-6 Pac-12)

First Four: Defeated No. 11 Michigan State 86-80
First Round: Defeated No. 6 BYU 73-62
Second Round: Defeated No. 14 Abilene Christian 67-47
Third Round: Defeated No. 2 Alabama 88-78
Fourth Round: Defeated No. 1 Michigan 51-49
KenPom rating: 17 Overall, 11 Offense, 55 Defense
Leading scorer: Johnny Juzang (15 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: UCLA is the second team since the 2011 VCU Rams to reach the Final Four after playing in the First Four.

In a dramatic back-and-forth game, the Bruins saw the Wolverines miss three pretty good looks late, any of which would have flipped the outcome. Johnny Juzang once again shined for UCLA with 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting, and he’s the Most Outstanding Player of the East Regional as well.

No. 1 Gonzaga 30-0 (15-0 WCC)

First Round: Defeated No. 16 Norfolk State 98-55
Second Round: Defeated No. 8 Oklahoma 87-71
Third Round: Defeated No. 5 Creighton 83-65
Fourth Round: Defeated No. 6 USC 85-66
KenPom rating: 1 Overall, 1 Offense, 7 Defense
Leading scorer: Corey Kispert (19.0 ppg)
Key stat of tournament: Gonzaga has outscored their opponents by 96 points through four games, an average margin of victory of 24 points.

The Zags did what the Zags do, mauling the Trojans and holding top NBA Lottery pick Evan Mobley and his teammates to just 24-62 from the floor on Tuesday night. It was a 40-minute layup line for Gonzaga as Drew Timme scored a game-high 23 points, while Corey Kispert and Jalen Suggs each added 18. Suggs also had 10 rebounds and eight assists, nearly going for a triple-double.

Gonzaga is looking to become the first time since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to win the national championship as an undefeated side, and will be heavily favored to do so at the Final Four.