I watched the Zags loss to the bitter end of an otherwise amazing season. Mostly because I wanted to see the "One Shining Moment" video montage that always eloquently re-caps the madness in March. Because it was the first tournament in two years, I swear that I never wanted to hear a cheesy, 80's synth-pop song so badly in my entire life! Once again, the folks at CBS Sports did not disappoint.
When Jalen Suggs sank a nearly halfcourt shot with less than one second remaining in overtime to send the Gonzaga Bulldogs to the NCAA Men's Basketball championship on Saturday (April 3) to keep the team's perfect season intact, most fans in the state of Washington and across the country watched on CBS Sports and heard the call by the great duo of Jim Nantz and Bill Rafftery.
Not everyone else, however, heard it called the same way.
While most of us were rubbing our eyes while watching at home and wondering, "Did that just really happen?" when Gonzaga Bulldog Jalen Suggs nailed a miraculous buzzer-beater to send the Zags to the national championship, fans in the stands at the Mariners/Giants game on Saturday night had their attention divided. No matter. When the crowd saw what occurred, their reaction made waves throughout the ballpark.
The #1 ranked and undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs took care of business today to remain perfect on the season and advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament with a convincing win over the Oklahoma Sooners.
Every year (let's forget 2020 never existed!) there are always a few upsets in the first round and an unlikely team that makes a crazy run that blows up more than a few brackets. Could this be the year for the 15th-seeded Eastern Washington Eagles?
While print media has slowly eroded over the years thanks to the internet, it is still an honor to make the cover of venerable publication "Sports Illustrated".
In their upcoming February 23rd edition, Mark Few's Gonzaga Bulldogs Men's Basketball team gets that distinction.