Sugs’ shot to finish the match was put into place in the same conversation with Lorenzo Charles’s award-winning throw as one of the best moments in the history of the men’s basketball tournament.
To Gonzaga, the shot meant a little more because the team was on the other side of the close range games.
Adam Morrison led Gonzaga to a regional semi-final loss to UCLA in 2006. Morrison had 24 points as Gonzaga fell to UCLA, 73-71. Bruins’ squad at the time included future NBA players Arron Afflalo, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Darren Collison, Jordan Farmar and Ryan Hollins.
The image of Morrison sitting on the floor, emotional after a loss, is something that lives on in the NCAA Championship tradition. On Saturday, he finally felt this joy.
Morrison was on the call to broadcast Gonzaga for the match. He unleashed a loud shout after Suggs shot the match-winning ball out of the glass and into the basket for a 93-90 win.
Gonzaga is now playing for the national title and has the opportunity to finish the season undefeated.
Suggs, Drew Tim and Corey Kisbert have the opportunity to bring the title to Spokane, Washington.
Gonzaga plays Baylor It’s 9:20 PM ET on Monday night.