The two teams vying for the final spot in the 2021 Final Four could not have had different paths to their Elite Eight matchup on Tuesday.
Michigan has looked the part of dominant 1 seed, withstanding the loss of Isaiah Livers with excellent play from Hunter Dickinson, Franz Wagner and more to beat their NCAA Tournament opponents — Texas Southern, LSU and Florida State — by an average of 14 points per game. Then there’s UCLA, playing its fifth game in nearly two weeks and looking to become just the second-ever First Four team to make it to the Final Four.
The Bruins’ improbable March Madness run has been fueled by excellent play by sophomore guards Jaime Jaquez (16.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.3 spg, 1.0 bpg) and Johnny Juzang (20 ppg, four apg), but they have five starters who have averaged at least 10 points per game this season.
Hunter Dickinson and Franz Wagner, 7-1 and 6-9, respectively, have been the driving force for the Wolverines’ run to the Elite Eight. Dickinson has averaged 14 ppg, seven rpg and two bpg) while Wagner has put up 12.3 ppg and 8.7 rpg per game. Brandon Johns Jr., Chaundee Brown and Austin Davis have all stepped up without Livers, as well.
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10:39 p.m.: Tyger Campbell breaks up Juzang’s scoring streak with a corner 3. That makes it 27-23 UCLA with 1:08 left in the half.
10:38 p.m.: Two more Juzang buckets. He now has 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting, making seven consecutive buckets for UCLA. Neither defense is getting stops.
10:37 p.m.: And now Dickinson and Wagner have been called for charges on consecutive Michigan drives. Can’t get in foul trouble this early.
10:36 p.m.: Jaquez sinks them both to give UCLA an 18-17 lead.
10:32 p.m.: Wagner is called for a foul on Jaquez with 3:40 left in the half. He’ll attempt two free throws with a chance to give UCLA a lead when the game comes out of media timeout.
10:30 p.m.: Michigan has no answer for Juzang. Jaquez hits him with an assist and he lays up in tradition. He makes it 17-16 Michigan. That’s 12 straight points for him (and UCLA).
10:27 p.m.: Juzang hits another long 2 to score 10 straight for the Bruins and bring the score to 15-14 Michigan.
10:20 p.m.: Another 3 from Juzang, who is now 4 for 6 at the media timeout. He has 10 points and has brought the score to 15-12 Michigan.
10:19 p.m.: Another Juzang bucket, this one for 3. He makes it 13-9 UCLA with consecutives scores.
10:18 p.m.: And there’s Juzang again with another bucket to break Michigan’s run. He has four of UCLA’s six points.
10:16 p.m.: A Chaundee Brown Jr. 3-pointer makes it 11-4 Michigan and gives the Wolverines a 9-0 scoring run.
10:11 p.m.: Michigan leads 8-4 at the second media timeout. Not exactly scoring like Gonzaga out there.
10:09 p.m.: Both teams have three turnovers and are shooting less than 50 percent roughly seven minutes into this game. Michigan leads 6-4 but it’s ugly early.
10:02 p.m.: Johnny Juzang with the jumper to get UCLA on the board and tie it at 2-2. Both teams looking a little rusty shooting the ball in the opening minutes.
9:59 p.m.: Michigan’s Brandon Johns Jr. gets the steal and scores on the fastbreak to start the scoring at 2-0 Wolverines.
How to watch Michigan vs. UCLA
Tuesday’s Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and USC is scheduled to tip off at 9:57 p.m. ET (6:57 p.m. PT) after the conclusion of Gonzaga vs. USC.
It will be broadcast nationally on TBS with Brian Anderson, Jim Jackson and Allie LaForce on the call. You can stream the game on March Madness Live, the online home of every 2021 NCAA Tournament game.
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