INDIANAPOLIS — The Baylor Bears trounced Gonzaga on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, crushing the Bulldogs’ dreams of a perfect season.
Baylor (28-2) held a commanding lead throughout the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, leading top-ranked and unbeaten Gonzaga 47-37 at the half before closing out the mismatched contest with a score of 86-70.
Baylor’s win comes 73 years after its last shot at the title and capped a stunning season that saw the Bears trail only No. 1 Gonzaga for much of the season.
The Bulldogs struggled with turnovers all night and against Baylor’s incessant pressure, with the Bears making 45% of their 3-pointers and winning “every individual matchup,” ESPN reported.
The Indiana Hoosiers remain the last undefeated national champion in men’s college basketball, a streak that has lasted since 1976.