Baylor takes down the undefeated Bulldogs

The Baylor Bears defeated the two seeded Houston Cougars 78-59 in the NCAA Final Four April 3.  

Baylor was led by their junior guard Jared Butler who finished that game with 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

The Bears did not have much trouble in their outing against the Cougars, which qualified them for a spot in the national championship. 

Switching to the other Final Four game between the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs and the UCLA Bruins. This game finished as one of the greatest games in final four history per ESPN’s Max Kellerman. 

The back and forth clash between the Bulldogs and Bruins had fans glued to their seats.

UCLA forced overtime when Bulldogs senior forward Corey Kispert fouled Bruins sophomore guard Jaime Jaquez Jr., who knocked down both free throws to send the game to overtime.

The finish to this game is one for the ages.

Bruins sophomore guard Johnny Juzang made a layup to tie the game with only three seconds remaining. Juzang completed the game with 29 points while shooting 67 percent from the field. 

After the completed layup by Juzang, Gonzaga inbounded the ball to their freshman guard Jalen Suggs who then knocked down a deep three pointer as time expired giving the Bulldogs the 93-90 overtime win, sending them to the National Championship to face the Baylor Bears.

Now the National Championship was set between the Baylor Bears and the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs. The wait was over to finally crown a National Champion.

The Bears came out hungry and locked in as they started off the game against Gonzaga with a 16-4 lead and did not look back. 

Baylor’s defense was the biggest story of this game.

In the second half, the Zags cut the deficit to single digits, but the Bears closed the door quickly and brought the lead back up to 14.

Baylor finished the game with eight steals and five blocks while out-rebounding Gonzaga 38 to 22. 

Gonzaga was held to only 29 percent from the three point line. Baylor forced the Zags to 14 turnovers.

Butler led the Bears in scoring once again with 22 points. 

Bears senior guard MaCio Teague also concluded the game with 19 points. 

Suggs ended the game with 22 points on 53 percent shooting.

Baylor finished the game shooting 44 percent from the three-point line while knocking down 10 three-pointers.

The game came down with double zeros on the clock with Baylor standing tall over the Bulldogs 86-70, giving the Zags their first loss of the season.