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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:25 AM

They did it! Baylor Bears dominate Gonzaga to capture first NCAA basketball championship

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

INDIANAPOLIS — Eighteen years after Scott Drew took over a devastated program no other coach wanted, his Baylor basketball team stood inside Lucas Oil Stadium hoisting a trophy everybody covets.

What once seemed utterly impossible is now reality: The Bears are 2021 national champions.

Combining frenetic energy with remarkable precision, the Bears jumped out to an early 19-point lead and romped to an 86-70 win over No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga, which saw its bid to become the first unbeaten team in 45 years denied.

The Bears (28-2) captured their first national championship on Monday night 73 years after making their only other title game appearance in 1948 when they dropped a 58-42 decision to Kentucky.

Read more: https://wacotrib.com/sports/college/baylor/they-did-it-baylor-bears-dominate-gonzaga-to-capture-first-ncaa-basketball-championship/article_6f75c40a-968c-11eb-98d5-7bbfeba94eac.html#tracking-source=home-top-story



Posting in LBN because reports about sports are allowed in LBN if it involves a national championship.

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Reply They did it! Baylor Bears dominate Gonzaga to capture first NCAA basketball championship (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2021 OP
captain queeg Apr 2021 #1
speak easy Apr 2021 #2
2naSalit Apr 2021 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #3
kentuck Apr 2021 #4
underpants Apr 2021 #11
2naSalit Apr 2021 #5
Maxheader Apr 2021 #7
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2021 #8
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2021 #9
TexasTowelie Apr 2021 #13
underpants Apr 2021 #10
MyMission Apr 2021 #12
iluvtennis Apr 2021 #14
Roc2020 Apr 2021 #15
murielm99 Apr 2021 #16
VarryOn Apr 2021 #17
jmowreader Apr 2021 #18

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:11 AM

1. Wow. I don't follow BB much but lived in Spokane for a long time

Watched the Zags rise to dominance. I’m bummed they didn’t have the perfect season but Baylor trounced them, stunning.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:40 AM

2. Gonzaga : you can not lose if you do not exist.

Gonzaga does not exist. Jimmy Kimmel blew the whistle on them. Who won Gonzaga vs King Kong? You cannot lose if you do not exist. EOM.

(Alternative Reality : I feel bad for the Gonzaga kids . This is shaping up like curse of the Bambino)

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Response to speak easy (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:42 AM

6. Well...

I have been to the library at Gonzaga while doing research. But I can't prove that.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:43 AM

3. They are a great team! Gonzaga looked like little pests all

night and Baylor kept swatting them away. Even Gonzaga's obvious strategy of always skillfully weaving in to the basket (either get the basket or draw a foul) wasn't enough.

Kinda half makes up for Mulkie seemingly blaming the Baylor women's loss on masks

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 06:56 AM

4. It was anti-climatic...

...after the historic game with UCLA just two nights ago. They played their hearts out. There was nothing left.

Baylor looked like they could defeat a few NBA teams last night.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:29 AM

11. Completely agree

They were spent. From what I’ve read Baylor hit everything from the tip and thy never let Gonzaga back in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:40 AM

5. That's great!

I haven't paid much attention to basketball for years so I am not up on who has what standing and all that. But I do root for the underdog teams, especially in college athletics.



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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:44 AM

7. Big 12 rules.....!


fwiw... , kansas beat the bears this season!...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:25 AM

8. That game was in Kansas

Kansas is always hard to beat at home. Kansas always has a tough team

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:27 AM

9. I missed having a real POTUS

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:53 AM

13. Guess who is getting an invite to the White House for dinner?

I bet that President Biden doesn't order takeout from McDonalds.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:27 AM

10. Boo!

Not a fan of Baylor.

Apparently they dominated the first few minutes and that was it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:30 AM

12. Go Bears!

Haven't been following the tournament this year.
I usually do, as we sell sporting goods and tend to turn on the tv at work for playoffs.

Glad they won.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:46 AM

14. It was a great game - Baylor was awesome on both sides of the floor - offense and defense.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:29 AM

15. Gonzaga got beat like a drum

Didn't expect that arse whupping.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:09 PM

16. It was hard for me to know who to support in this game.

I have always loved the Zags. I like Butler, Loyola, University of Illinois.

Who do I like best? I am a graduate of Valparaiso University. How could I not support Baylor and Scott Drew?

The Drew family is a dynasty. They are a legend. They are gentlemen and scholars.

I have found them to be humble as individuals.

Eighteen years ago, when Scott Drew said they would win games and be in the tournament, he was not bragging. He was stating the facts. He built that program from nothing.

I love college basketball.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:55 PM

17. I would have been happy with a win from either team...

They were clearly the best two...but wow, Baylor can play some basketball!!!
I was impressed with their coach in his post-game interview. He was gracious and seemed to be a genuinely good person.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:30 AM

18. I have disliked Gonzaga for many years

There was an interview in my competitor in which either Coach Few or one of his players was complaining about the Bulldogs still being considered a mid-major team even though they’ve had a lot of success on the court. Well...Gonzaga is considered a mid-major because of the conference they’re in. The West Coast Conference is 10 Christian universities, the one that’s farthest east being Brigham Young University. And as long as Gonzaga stays in the WCC, they’ll remain a mid-major. Sorry kids, but that’s how it works. I suspect the PAC-12 would take them as they have, under Coach Few, become a consistently good team...but the WCC would go apeshit if their premier team left for more competitive pastures.

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