Suggs improbable half-court heave keeps Gonzaga’s perfect season intact

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - APRIL 03: The Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrate after their last-second, overtime win against the UCLA Bruins in the Final Four semifinal game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 03, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Trevor Brown Jr/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Jalen Suggs hit a three point buzzer beater shot in overtime to lead Gonzaga past UCLA 93-90 in their Final Four matchup.

Christian Laettner, Kris Jenkins, Bryce Drew and just a handful of others.

Jalen Suggs name will now be mentioned in the same sentence as those players for the next 50 years or more.

Suggs banked a half-court buzzer beater shot as time expired to lead Gonzaga to victory in their Final Four matchup against UCLA that will go down as one of the greatest games of all-time.

UCLA’s Johnny Juzang followed in his own missed shot for an easy lay in to tie the game at 90-90 with just 3.3 seconds left to play and it looked almost certain that the game would be heading to a second overtime period.

Suggs (a freshman), who was heavily recruited as a quarterback and defensive back in high school took the inbound pass from Corey Kispert and sprinted at full tilt to just passed the half court line and heaved the shot in the air as the clocked turned zero.

The ball bounced off the backboard into the basket placing the name Jalen Suggs into immortality.

With that shot, Gonzaga remained undefeated at 31-0 and will now head to the National Championship game on Monday night to face Baylor University who is 27-2 and the Big 12 champions.

Listen to the below clip of my conversation with former Kentucky Wildcat Sean Woods who was on the floor against Duke when Christian Laettner hit “The Shot” in the 1992 NCAA Tournament.