#1 Gonzaga advances to their first ever National Championship
Posted: 5:42 PM, Apr 01, 2017
The Associated Press
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<p>GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 30: Final Four logos are seen on University of Phoenix Stadium prior to the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four on March 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)</p>
The Gonzaga Bulldogs survived a furious second-half rally by South Carolina to advance to their first national championship game.
South Carolina reeled off 16 straight points to take a 67-65 lead with 7:06 to play. Zach Collins answered with a 3-pointer to put Gonzaga back on top and the Bulldogs held on from there.
Collins, a 7-foot freshman, had an impressive stat line: 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks in 23 minutes of play.
Gonzaga advances to Monday night's title game against the winner of Saturday night's Oregon-North Carolina agame.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 for the Bulldogs. P.J. Dozier had 17 points for the Gamecocks.
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