With the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball squad and UConn Huskies women's team both advancing to their respective tournaments' Final Fours, the friendship between two star freshmen on both teams — Paige Bueckers at UConn and Jalen Suggs at Gonzaga — has taken center stage.
Both are Minnesota natives and were elite high school recruits. Now, both are two wins away from national titles.
Bueckers first punched her ticket to the Final Four on Monday night by helping lead UConn to a thrilling victory over Baylor. The next night, Suggs and his Gonzaga teammates throttled the USC Trojans to keep their perfect season alive.
Suggs, speaking to reporters Tuesday night after the win, said he paced back and forth watching the Huskies' nail-biter.