Indiana-Before beating Gonzaga 86-70 at the Locass Oil Stadium on Monday night to lead the team to their first national men’s basketball championship, coach Scott Drew He led a tour of his team’s relatively new practice facility. In order to unlock the door, he put his hand on a beautiful scanner.
Inside, each booth has a large TV and a video game system. There is a huge theater screen, used for filming and cold pool, which can be used for post-match recovery.
“Don’t talk too much,” Drew said of the amenities. “I really don’t want too many people to know.”
At the time, the thought of another team copying the blueprint of his team̵
This is more than just victory. This is the first time Baylor has won a national championship in history.
The Bears dominated a Gonzaga team that never failed, but never fell behind. The team’s goal is to complete the first perfect season since 1976. Due to a few suspicious calls, they did not buzzer and did not win. They kicked Gonzaga in the ass and stole the buzz. Gonzaga coach Mark Few did not give any answers to Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, Adam Flagler and Davion Mitchell. They all ended the game with double digits and various dizzying performances. Gonzaga hovered around 50% all night but couldn’t overcome his turnovers, Baylor’s defensive pressure and second chance.
The Bears made 45% of their 3-pointers. They won every game.
Baylor is better than Gonzaga because it completed one of the most impressive games in recent NCAA tournament history. Since 1976, the Bulldogs entered the NCAA Championship with an undefeated record, becoming the fifth team, but failed to win the championship.
Confetti, cameras, fans and the city itself are all prepared for historic moments. Everyone got what they expected… but there was another team.
After winning 23 consecutive games and possibly entering the top seed of the NCAA Tournament for a year, if the game is not cancelled, Baylor has brought back all the key players who contributed to the game.
Although they won the first 18 games at the beginning of the season, the Bears were almost completely covered up by Gonzaga, who seems capable of becoming the first Indians since 1975-76. A team-and the first team since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 2004. 1985-Completed a perfect season.
In addition, Baylor’s slow return from the three-week suspension is not encouraging.
After playing poorly against Iowa State University’s weak team, losing to Kansas State in the regular season, and then losing to Oklahoma State University in the Big 12 game, it is fair to question whether Baylor is incapable of completing all the practice Circumstances were eliminated.
However, Drew told ESPN that he lost to Oklahoma State University in the Big Twelve game, which helped his team refocus and prepare for this game.
Although the aftermath of Monday’s matchup is likely to be concentrated in Gonzaga, its historical shooting opportunities and influence on the show that was destined to be a flawless season will be lost, but Monday’s game against Baylor is equally rich.
The bear also has a story of a loser.
After the plan went through a murder case and a cover-up scandal by former coach Dave Bliss, Drew took office in 2003. In his third season, the NCAA told Drew’s team that it must make up for Bliss’s fault by not participating in any non-competitive games. He turned these ashes into a program that can be performed in multiple NCAA tournaments, but can never beat the top teams between it and the national championship. Until Monday.
Baylor ended the 2020-21 season and became the best team and champion in the United States. It won a victory for a team that hasn’t lost the entire season. One of the best in the game.
Now, a coach who was worried that his coaching colleagues a few years ago might have an advantage in their courses if they knew the trinkets in the locker room has become the standard for college basketball.
Baylor is an elite program.
That is the story.