2021 NCAA Final Four live updates: Gonzaga vs. UCLA score, March Madness coverage, live stream, watch online

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Joel Ayayi scored Gonzaga’s first seven points, and both teams got off to quick starts offensively in Saturday’s Final Four showdown between No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 11 seed UCLA. But the Bruins took an early 19-15 lead at the game’s second media timeout with 10:55 remaining.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. gave UCLA its first lead on a corner 3-pointer with 15:08 remaining, as the Bruins did a good job of controlling the pace in the opening minutes. The Bruins prefer a deliberate style as opposed to Gonzaga’s frenetic pace.

The winner will face Baylor in the national title game on Monday after the No. 1 seed Bears wrecked No. 2 seed Houston 78-59 in Saturday’s first Final Four game.

A look at the historical accomplishments of both teams suggests the Bulldogs should be the underdog for the game. But even with 11 national titles in its program history, it was UCLA that entered as 14-point underdogs, per William Hill SportsBook.

CBS Sports will be with you the entire way updating this story with the latest from Gonzaga vs. UCLA in the Final Four. You can stream the game on March Madness Live. Keep it locked here throughout the game.

GONZAG -14.5, O/U 147.5

Season Leaders


 J. Juzang15.5 PTS1.6 AST4.0 REB

 D. Timme19.0 PTS2.3 AST7.2 REB



 T. Campbell10.2 PTS5.3 AST2.1 REB


 J. Suggs14.0 PTS4.5 AST5.5 REB



 C. Smith12.6 PTS2.0 AST6.4 REB


 D. Timme19.0 PTS2.3 AST7.2 REB

Live updates
Gonzaga could lose this game if it keeps letting UCLA play in the half-court and refuses to orchestrate the offense through Timme. But Timme chases down a loose ball, assists on a bucket and then finishes a transition dunk to get Gonzaga some momentum. Helter skelter favors Gonzaga.

UCLA has made 8-of-10 and the Zags haven’t made an FG in 2:30. This is going to be a game.

Ayayi is back at the scorer’s table. Zags need his scoring lift. Two fouls shouldn’t be an issue for a wing. He’s coming in now at the 5:32 mark with UCLA up 32-28.

Tyger Campbell and Joel Ayayi both have two fouls. Something to monitor here late in the half.

Zags shooting 63%, UCLA 56% and the Bruins are up 25-23 at the u8 timeout. Juzang and Ayayi are the leading scorers so far. Suggs and Kispert have been quiet so far.

UCLA handles Gonzaga’s full-court pressure with ease and gets numbers that set up a Juzang 3 to put UCLA back in front. 27-25 UCLA

Joel Ayayi has 13 of Gonzaga’s 24. Sheesh. NBA scouts, you watching? He’s arguably the fourth-best player in that lineup and is just carrying the squad.

UCLA doing a nice job of controlling the pace, but Gonzaga just got out in transition off a Bruins turnover to tie it up.

Something to monitor: Jules Bernard exited early and is now returning. But Tracy Wolfson mentioned that he was having stomach issues earlier in the day and was needing to take in fluids. UCLA is not particularly deep.

10-9 UCLA at the first media timeout. Bruins ain’t intimidated and have done a decent job of slowing the pace down. The relatively high score is a product of team’s making shots more than a frenetic pace. 14:38 left in the half.

Joel Ayayi scores Gonzaga’s first seven points. Backed down Tyger Campbell for the last bucket. UCLA looking OK offensively. 7-5 Zags.

And we’re off. Gonzaga and UCLA underway in Indianapolis with a spot in the Final Four on the line. Juzang starts it off with a mid-range jumper.


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