Jalen Suggs will likely end up as a one-and-done star who leaves college basketball behind after just a season with Gonzaga. But the freshman phenom etched his name in the sport’s lore on Saturday night with his buzzer-beating heave to beat UCLA in the Final Four.
There is no doubt that Suggs’ shot was the most-iconic play of an action-packed 2021 NCAA Tournament. But where does it stack up among the other historic NCAA Tournament buzzer-beaters? Just five years ago, Villanova won the national title on a buzzer beater, and that one may be hard to top.