Indianapolis-Baylor once again regained his defensive capabilities. If they play like this again, the Bears will become a national champion for the first time.
Baylor defeated Houston in the sultry first half and was promoted to the first national championship game since 1948, beating the Cougars 78-59 yesterday.
With a 27-2 record, he won the first victory of the semifinals, winning consecutive 18-3 consecutive victories, accumulating a 25-point lead at the end of the half. Five Bears players scored in double digits and scored 11 three-pointers to win tomorrow’s championship against the unbeaten Gonzaga, who defeated the University of California 93-90 in overtime. University of Los Angeles (UCLA).
Although his defense stole the show.
The Bears seemed to be crossing the Lucas Oil Stadium. They managed to stop the 28-4 year old Cougars and sent a team of defensive players who could play any position on the court.
Baylor also limited the nation’s best offensive rebounding team, almost matching Houston’s 14-13 record for the basket.
They interrupted the game due to Kovic at the end of the season, which seemed to make the Bears defense lose its future, until that moment, it was invincible. The rotation is not very precise, and the zoom is not very close. Once the NCAA Tournament began, Baylor found his place, defeated one opponent after another, and won his first four games by nearly 15 points per game.
The Bears’ first semi-finals in 71 years made them more energetic.
Baylor was unstoppable against Houston, the rotation was very fast, and sometimes there seemed to be six Bears players on the court. In the overwhelming first half, Baylor scored every shot against Houston. Moving or screen grabbing would hinder visibility. Whenever the Cougars had a chance to score, the painted area would collapse.
Marcus Sasser (Marcus Sasser) seized the opportunity of Baylor’s defense and hit 7 three-pointers in the first half, 5 of which scored 17 points. The remaining Cougars scored 3 points and only Dejon Jarreau scored.
Houston’s leading scorer and third-team All-American Quentin Grimes didn’t score and didn’t shoot all five shots in the first half. Mitchell and Vital are responsible for ending Baylor’s rule and harassing them in turn.
Grimes scored a little victory in the second half, scoring 13 points, even though he finished the game 8 to 1 within a 3-point range.
The Cougars found their rhythm in the second half. But it was not enough to eliminate the huge deficit caused by Baylor’s performance on the defensive end.
Baylor 78, Houston 59
Gonzaga 93, UCLA 90, TE
Monday, April 5
Baylor vs Gonzaga