Back-to-Back 1-2 Matchups

11/23/2021 Back-to-Back 1-2 Matchups

By: Jeff Yoder

#1 Gonzaga to Face #2 UCLA Tonight | #1 S. Carolina def. #2 UConn (73-57)

An exciting 24 hours in college hoops is halfway through. The top two teams in the women’s game squared off last night in the final of the Battle 4 Atlantis, with No. 1 South Carolina taking down No. 2 UConn. The men’s game brings the top non-conference clash of the year in Las Vegas with No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 2 UCLA tipping off tonight. Let’s run one back and look ahead to the other…


NCAAW: #1 S. Carolina def. #2 UConn (73-57)

The 1-2 showdown in the women’s game was a one-point contest at the break, but South Carolina blew it open in the second half. They outscored UConn 40-21 over the final 20 minutes, including a 16-3 advantage in the 4th quarter. Aliyah Boston earned the game ball with 22 points and 15 rebounds.


NCAAM: #1 Gonzaga vs. #2 UCLA (Tonight, 10:00 pm ET)

For just the 43rd time ever, the top two teams in men’s college hoops will meet in the regular season tonight in Las Vegas. Gonzaga and UCLA clash in the Empire Classic for a rematch of last year’s Final Four thriller where the Zags won it on Jalen Suggs’ miraculous game-winner (93-90, OT).


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