The two teams vying for the final spot in the 2021 Final Four couldn’t have had different paths to their Elite Eight showdown on Tuesday.
Michigan has sported the portion of the dominant top seed, enduring 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, which is playing its fifth game in nearly two weeks and looking to become the second First Four team to reach the Final Four.
The Bruins’ unlikely March Madness run has been fueled by excellent play from second-year 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 in the Wolverines’ race to the Elite Eight. Dickinson has averaged 14 dpi, seven rpg and two bpg) while Wagner has put in 12.3 ppg and 8.7 rpg per game. Brandon Johns Jr., Chaundee Brown and Austin Davis have also stepped up without Livers.
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Michigan vs. UCLA
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Michigan vs. UCLA, Elite Eight Highlights
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10:20 pm: Other 3 from Juzang, who is now 4 out of 6 in media timeout. He has 10 points and has taken the score to 15-12 Michigan.
10:19 pm: Another Juzang cube, this one for 3. It does. 13-9 UCLA with consecutive scores.
10:18 pm: And there’s Juzang again with another bucket to break Michigan’s streak. He has four of the six UCLA spots.
10:16 pm: A triple by Chaundee Brown Jr. does it 11-4 Michigan and gives the Wolverines a 9-0 scoring streak.
10:11 pm: Michigan leads 8-4 in the second media timeout. Not scoring exactly like Gonzaga.
10:09 pm: Both teams have three turnovers and are shooting less than 50 percent at about seven minutes into this game. Michigan leads 6-4 but it’s ugly early.
10:02 pm: Johnny Juzang with the jumper to put UCLA on the board and tie it to 2-2. Both teams look a bit rusty throwing the ball in the first few minutes.
9:59 pm: Brandon Johns Jr. of Michigan gets the steal and scores on the fast break to start the score on 2-0 Wolverines.
How to watch Michigan vs. UCLA
Tuesday’s Elite Eight game between Gonzaga and USC is scheduled to begin at 9:57 p.m. ET (6:57 p.m. PT) after the conclusion of Gonzaga vs. USC.
It will air 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 all 2021 NCAA tournament games.
March Madness 2021 Final Four Schedule
Saturday April 3
|No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 2 Houston||5 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Game 66||8:30 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
NCAA National Tournament Championship
Monday April 5
|Game 67||9 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.