Indiana-On Monday, Baylor won his first men’s basketball national championship with an 86-70 heavy blow to Gonzaga at Lucas Oil Stadium. Nearly an hour later, the Bears coach Scott Drew (Scott Drew) Drew) sits on the Champions Cup with Coca-Cola in his hand, Champion Net around his neck, with a smile on his face.
After the game Drew said: “First of all, I want to thank God for giving us this opportunity tonight.” “I know their work is very hard. I am glad they have the opportunity to celebrate now. At the same time, I feel for Coach [Mark] Few people and his team, because they are such a collective behavior. A few coaches are Hall of Fame coaches, and they are incredible guys. A better person than him is a coach. When a friend feels bad, you will hate it. “
The results of Monday’s game showed that the popular Gonzaga team will win the national championship and complete the first perfect season in 45 years to shoot the final scene of a Disney movie. Instead, he wrote the largest chapter of Baylor’s story.
When he arrived in 2003, Drew was in his 30s, and he was responsible for a reconstruction that had never been seen in the history of college basketball. Baylor player Carlton Dotson has just been accused of murdering teammate Patrick Dennehy. Then, former Baylor (Baylor) head coach Dave Bliss (Dave Bliss) was brought on the recording and told the players to portray Dennehy as a drug dealer in order to hide illegal payments and other violations of the NCAA in the plan in.
Before Drew’s third season, the NCAA put down the hammer and banned Baylor from participating in games that did not participate in the game.
In order to fill the roster that year, he held an open trial. The team ended 4-13.
“Obviously, every game has a disadvantage of 30 or 40 points and half of the team experience. As a coach, do you know?” Drew said. “But really have to believe the guys who won [four] The game that year. They laid the foundation. These people have been participating in the program and have provided them with support. That’s what you love. In the past 18 years, many people have put in hard work and sweat. “
On Monday night, there was confetti in the courtroom. This was the stage for the final accomplishment of the plan, illustrating the journey from thinking to winning the championship.
Under the leadership of Drew, Baylor has made great strides after strenuous entrepreneurship and quickly became a threat to college basketball. In 2010, just five years after the NCAA halved the schedule, Baylor entered the Elite Eight.
A few years ago, Drew led the team to a relatively new practice facility. In order to unlock the door, he put his hand on a beautiful scanner.
Inside, each player’s booth has a large TV and a video game system. There is a huge theater screen to watch movies, and you can also use the cold pool to restore the state after the game.
“Don’t say too much about it,” Drew said of the amenities. “I really don’t want too many people to know.”
At that time, the thought of another team copying the blueprint of its team facilities in the national arms race made Drew worried. However, after Baylor defeated Gonzaga in the national championship game, Drew may make every team in the country look for ways to imitate his procedures.
This is more than just victory. This is the first time Baylor has won a national championship in history.
The Bears dominate the undefeated Gonzaga team, but they have never failed. Their goal is to complete the first perfect season since 1976. They did not buzzer, nor did they win some suspicious calls. They kicked Gonzaga in the ass and stole its buzz. Jared Butler, MaCio Teague, Adam Flagler, and Davion Mitchell have almost no answers. They combined 69 points and various dazzling highlights.
Butler scored 22 points and consumed 4 three-pointers to win the “Four Most Outstanding Players in the Final” award.
Gonzaga shot 51% from the field, but couldn’t overcome turnovers (14) and Baylor’s second chance (16 offensive rebounds, 16 second chances). The Bears made 44% of their 3-pointers. They also won every individual duel.
Baylor is better than Gonzaga because the Bears completed one of the most impressive games in the recent NCAA tournament history-the Bulldogs became the fifth team to enter the game with an undefeated record since 1976. But failed to win the championship.
Confetti, cameras, fans and the city itself are all preparing for historic moments. They all got the same expectations as other teams.
A year after winning 23 consecutive games and possibly winning the top seed in the NCAA tournament, Baylor has brought back all the key players who contributed to the game.
Although they won the first 18 games this season and started to be strong, the Bears were almost overwhelmed by Gonzaga. Gonzaga seemed capable of ending the game and becoming a 1975-76 Indiana Indian. The first team since the tour-and the first team since the NCAA tournament expansion joined 64 teams in 1985 to complete a perfect season.
In addition, due to the COVID-19 agreement, Baylor’s slow return from the three-week pause 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 may be concentrated on Gonzaga, its historical shooting opportunities and influence on the show that was destined to be a flawless season will be lost, but Baylor’s The performance is equally rich, because the Bears also have stories of losers.
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. Gonzaga seems to be one of the best in the game.
However, on Monday, a coach who once had to sort out the campus walk celebrated his planned first national championship.
That is the story.
Drew said: “Our team is very special.”