In what is still recognized as one of the best come-from-behind performances in NCAA Basketball Tournament history, the UCLA Bruins Men’s Basketball team scored the game’s final 11 points, defeating Gonzaga to advance to the Elite Eight back in 2006.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored with :10 seconds remaining to give the Bruins a 72-71 lead before ultimately finishing the game with the 73-71 victory over Adam Morrison and the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
Former UCLA guard Aaron Afflalo led all Bruins scorers with 15 points and Mbah a Moute led all players with 10 rebounds.
Thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of the 2020 iteration of #MarchMadness, CBS Sports is re-airing famed tournament games, and the Bruins are next up.
In fact, they’ll see their 2006 classic against Gonzaga aired twice over the weekend, starting Thursday night at 11:00 p.m. PT. They’ll re-air the same broadcast at 7 a.m. PT on Saturday morning so get your DVRs ready, grab some popcorn and enjoy a classic old game while no new games are on our horizon.
Give it up to Jordan Farmar, Cedric Bozeman, Darren Collison, Alfred Aboya, Lorenzo Mata-Real and Michael Roll — all who played significant roles in the victory with Afflalo and Mbah a Moute.