The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team is now officially one step closer to the program's first-ever National Championship. With the “Zags” dismantling the surging USC Trojans on Tuesday evening as a result of the most recent Elite Eight clash, Gonzaga will soon begin gearing up for a Final Four matchup against either the Michigan Wolverines or the UCLA Bruins, who will square off later on in the evening on Tuesday.
Gonzaga has notably reached the school's second Final Four, while previously doing so back in 2016–17. Unfortunately, Gonzaga couldn't finish off the memorable run as the Bulldogs encountered the eventual champion North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2016–17 title game.
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— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 30, 2021
With legendary head coach Mark Few leading the Bulldogs to its second Final Four, the Bulldogs are now a mere two wins from an even more historic feat. Gonzaga is just two wins away from becoming men's college basketball's first unbeaten team in 45 years. The last men's squad to accomplish such a feat was the Indiana Hoosiers all the way back in 1975-76 as the Big Ten program won a national title with a perfect 32-0 record. Head coach Bob Knight was in just his fifth season at the helm in Indiana as the Hoosiers sported a trio of All-Americans in 1975-76.
Gonzaga is currently being led by point guard Jalen Suggs, big man Drew Timme, and swingman Corey Kispert. So it is entirely possible that they finish what they started, as the Bulldogs have yet to be upended this season, and remain undefeated. Not only that, but Gonzaga has won all but one of its games by double-digits so far in 2020-21.