The Arizona Wildcats play the role of spoiler to the Gamecocks of South Carolina, as they were going for an unprecedented three-peat.
Arizona took game 1 in the championship round, putting the pressure on the two-time defending champs. During game 2 on Monday night, South Carolina again found themselves down big late in the game. They rallied to load the bases in the bottom of ninth until an easy fly ball to center field ended their hopes. The Wildcats won 4 to 1, and out-classed the Gamecocks in all phases of the game.
This is Arizona’s first national title since 1986 and the fourth in their history. Next up: college football. It’s never too early to begin tailgating.