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Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft

Apr. 09, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft Friday and will skip his senior season. The school said Ayayi will hire an agent and pursue a professional career. “My four years at Gonzaga have been unforgettable and some...

About 17 million view Baylor's championship win over Gonzaga

Apr. 07, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even an NCAA championship matchup between two widely acknowledged as the best men's college basketball teams in the country wasn't enough to set the television world afire. An estimated 16.92 million people watched Baylor win the national championship...

Analysis: Baylor's strengths shine in title-game blowout

Apr. 06, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

You could have turned off the national championship after about three minutes and had a good idea how the game went. On Baylor's first possession, Mark Vital missed a shot, got his own rebound, missed again, got his own rebound again — and eventually Davion Mitchell...

Baylor beatdown: Bears win title, hang 86-70 loss on Gonzaga

Apr. 06, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title. COVID-19 put a halt to the undefeated dream. Nothing could stop Baylor from...

Gonzaga's pursuit of perfection ends in out-of-synch showing

Apr. 06, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Corey Kispert greeted his coach with a hug on the sideline as he checked out for the last time, then soon wrapped his arms around Jalen Suggs as his teammate broke down in tears. Disbelief and reality had set in: Gonzaga's push for perfection had...

Analysis: Baylor bullied the Bulldogs to win national title

Apr. 06, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The big, bad Baylor Bears bullied college basketball's beautiful game into a corner. The bid for an undefeated season, one game short. A first-time national champion, crowned. Baylor overwhelmed Gonzaga with a burst of power and...

Gonzaga joins long list of unbeaten teams to fall in tourney

Apr. 06, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few tried to reflect on what his heartbroken team actually accomplished this season. It was still tough to accept. After winning 31 straight games and going wire to wire as No. 1, the Bulldogs became the 13th...

Baylor nearly flawless in title game rout of Gonzaga

Apr. 06, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor knew it would need to play to near-perfection to end Gonzaga's flawless season. The Bears just about did. Jared Butler and their dynamic backcourt hit their first five 3-pointers and never cooled off. Undersized big man...

The Latest: Baylor 1st national title denies Zags perfection

Apr. 05, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the national championship game between Baylor and Gonzaga (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Baylor is on top of the college basketball world, winning its first national championship while denying perfection for Gonzaga....

Baylor wins first men's basketball national title, ends Gonzaga's bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory

Apr. 05, 2021 23:30 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Baylor wins first men's basketball national title, ends Gonzaga's bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory.