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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 a game.
Nigel Williams-Goss scored 23 for the Bulldogs. P.J. Dozier had 17 points for the Gamecocks.
Monday's game tips off at 6pm on CBS.