Perfect season spoilers: Baylor beats Gonzaga 86-70 for 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball title

INDIANAPOLIS — The Baylor Bears trounced Gonzaga on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, crushing the Bulldogs’ dreams of a perfect season.

Baylor (28-2) held a commanding lead throughout the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, leading top-ranked and unbeaten Gonzaga 47-37 at the half before closing out the mismatched contest with a score of 86-70.

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Baylor’s win comes 73 years after its last shot at the title and capped a stunning season that saw the Bears trail only No. 1 Gonzaga for much of the season.

The Bulldogs struggled with turnovers all night and against Baylor’s incessant pressure, with the Bears making 45% of their 3-pointers and winning “every individual matchup,” ESPN reported.

The Indiana Hoosiers remain the last undefeated national champion in men’s college basketball, a streak that has lasted since 1976.

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