Reports: Gonzaga, UCLA agree to rematch of epic Final Four contest

Gonzaga and UCLA have agreed to a rematch of their classic Final Four matchup and will face each other on Nov. 23 in Las Vegas, according to multiple reports.The contest will be part of a two-day, four-team format at T-Mobile Arena that includes two games on Nov. 22: Gonzaga versus Central Michigan and UCLA against Bellarmine.Gonzaga edged UCLA 93-90 in overtime in last season’s Final Four when star point guard Jalen Suggs banked in a 35-foot shot at the buzzer.The contest was awarded the “Best Game” honor in ESPN’s ESPYs awards show earlier this month. The Bulldogs lost to Baylor in the title game two days later.The return to school of Bruins star Johnny Juzang makes the rematch even more appetizing. Juzang, who flirted with leaving for the NBA, scored 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting against Gonzaga and topped 20 points in four of UCLA’s six NCAA Tournament games.In fact, all five UCLA starters are back.Gonzaga is expected to be the preseason No. 1 team despite losing Suggs and fellow star Corey Kispert. Drew Timme returns and the Zags welcome the national high school player of the year in big man Chet Holmgren.