The third-seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to earn their third Final Four appearance when they battle the fourth-seeded UConn Huskies in an NCAA Tournament West Region Elite Eight matchup on Saturday in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs (31-5, 14-2 West Coast), who won the West Coast Tournament championship, are looking to win their first-ever national championship. The Huskies (28-8, 13-7 Big East), who tied for fourth in the Big East regular-season standings, are eyeing their fifth national title and first since 2014. UConn leads the all-time series 3-2.
The game from T-Mobile Arena will tip off at 8:50 p.m. ET. The Huskies are favored by 3 points in the latest UConn vs. Gonzaga odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 153.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows the Bulldogs are led by senior forward Drew Timme, who is coming off a monster effort in Thursday's 79-76 win over UCLA. He scored 36 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out four assists. He scored 28 points in the 84-81 second-round win over TCU on Sunday. He has nine double-doubles on the year. In 36 starts this season, Timme is averaging 21.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and one block in 31.4 minutes.
But the model also knows the Huskies are led by junior forward Adama Sanogo, who scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Thursday's win over Arkansas. He has been red hot of late, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight boards in a 70-55 win over Saint Mary's on Sunday. He registered a double-double in the first-round 87-63 win over Iona, scoring 28 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. In 36 games, all starts, Sanogo is averaging 17.3 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 26.6 minutes of action.
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