All things NCAA Basketball national championships with Full-Time Hoops
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Haley Jones scored 17 points and Stanford beat Arizona 54-53, giving the Cardinal and coach Tara VanDerveer their first national championship in 29 years.
It wasn’t a masterpiece by any stretch with both teams struggling to score and missing easy layups and shots, but Stanford did just enough to pull off the win surviving a miss by Aari McDonald that bounced off the rim at the buzzer.
On the men’s side of the tournament, now comes the hard part for Gonzaga.
Less than 16 hours after walking off the floor with one of the most scintillating wins in the game’s history, the barely-still-undefeated Bulldogs returned to the practice court to get ready for the national championship game.
Their opponent, Baylor, is rested, ready and waiting for a challenge.
The meeting Monday is one most hoops fans have waited for all year.
It’s a matchup between two teams who have been on a collision course since the bracket came out. No need for extra motivation here.
But how do the Zags move on after that? Jalen Suggs’ shot from just inside of halfcourt beat UCLA at the buzzer Saturday night and was still the talk of basketball a day later.
Full-Time Hoops, Aaron Burgi, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss all things basketball.