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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The newly minted Baylor Bears wiped out Gonzaga's shaky-legged march to perfection in an 86-70 runaway in the national title game. It brought the first national title of this once suppressed program to Waco, Texas. Jared Butler scored 22 points and MaCio Teague had 19 for the bears, who ranked second or third on the AP poll all year round – but never first, all because of Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finish the season 31-1. The Indiana roster (1975-76) remains the last team to top the table.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Gonzaga's pursuit of a perfect season ended on dubbing, which was evident in a loss to Baylor in the NCAA championship game between 86 and 70. The Bulldogs had the chance to become the first undefeated national champion since Indiana in 1976. They never found the same seamless execution that led them to a 31-0 record. Jalen Suggs followed his game-winning shot against UCLA in the national semifinals by getting into nasty trouble early on. All-Americans Corey Kispert and Drew Timme didn't have any big games. The Zags ended with a season low of 70 points.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Twenty teams entered the NCAA tournament unbeaten. Only seven have won championships. On Monday night, after 5 1/2 months and 31 games as America's top team, the Bulldogs went home like the other 13 without the trophy. Baylor's perfect game upgraded Gonzaga's perfect season. And the decision between 86 and 70 extended the Indiana Hoosiers streak from 1975 to 1976 as the last undefeated men's division I champion for another year.

UNDATED (AP) – If you look at Baylor's statistical profile, there were three factors in particular that stood out as an elite: 3-point shooting, offensive ricochet, and the ability to force sales. All of this could be seen from the start on Monday night, and Gonzaga just looked overwhelmed. Gonzaga actually shot 51% off the field while Baylor shot 45% – but the Bears won at 16 in a game that was never so close. Baylor ended up with 67 field attempts on 49 for Gonzaga, which helped offset that disadvantage in shooting accuracy. The bears obtained these additional opportunities by forcing sales and dominating the boards.



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