Indianapolis-Now it’s Gonzaga’s trouble.
Less than 16 hours after winning one of the most brilliant victories in the history of the game, the Bulldogs barely failed. He returned to the practice range yesterday to prepare for the national championship.
His opponent Baylor rested, ready to wait for the challenge.
Monday’s meeting is a meeting where most basketball fans have been waiting for a whole year (two years in fact), and the two teams have been confronting each other from the beginning.
No other motivation is needed here. But how did Zags develop after that?
Gonzaga coach Mark Few said: “This is too much in 30 hours, but it is a fact.” The effort on the night of the game is consistent with the attention to detail. Therefore, we will definitely bet on this.”
To make a long story short, Jalen Suggs used the buzzer’s midfield shot to lead the Zags team to a 93-90 overtime victory over UCLA. The game ends after 11pm this Saturday.
At the time of the incident, Baylor (27-2) returned to the hotel.
Baylor coach Scott Drew said: “We may be like everyone else on the eighth floor of the hotel.” “Pandemonium broke out.”
The Bears beat Houston 78-59, and suddenly they looked like unbeaten Bulldogs (31-0). In Indianapolis’ three weeks, no team was within nine points of Baylor.
This showdown has been going on for a long time.
If the Covid-19 pandemic did not end in the 2020 playoffs, then the two teams should have ranked first in the NCAA tournament last season.
They should also participate in the competition this season. The meeting was originally scheduled to take place in Indianapolis on December 5th-many predicted a semi-final match in a semi-final city-but when Zags players and a staff member tested positive, the game was spoiled.
The coaches worked hard to reschedule the time. But there is no space on the calendar.
This is the first time since 2005 to enter the top two seed rankings. In the Associated Press poll, Gonzaga ranked first throughout the season. Baylor spent 15 of the 17 weeks in No. 2 and ended the game in No. 3, second only to Illinois.
No one will forget Adam Morrison’s tears at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Now, no one will forget their “Yeesssssss”.
The former Gonzaga star was dejected. After the 2006 Sweet 16 defeat to the Bruins, her head was buried on the floor and crying.
Fifteen years later, he made color notes for Bulldogs radio station. One day later, his reaction to the Suggs contest winner was yelled out by him three times, “Yeessssss”.
The Bears also performed well before Covid suspended the season for three weeks in February.
After starting with 18 wins and 0 losses, they lost two-sixths shortly after the breakthrough. Drew said that the lack of high-quality practice time during the intermission, and then when Baylor played almost every day, this caused losses to the team’s defense.
Only when the Bears lose to Oklahoma State University in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship will they be able to resume regular practice and restore their basics.
Drew said: “Our players did pay for this.” “Our defense failed and we had to return to the original state.”
Analytics ranks the Bears third in the country in forced turnovers and sixth in steals, which is part of the offense that prevented Gonzaga from ranking first.
Suggs averaged 14 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. If he decides to leave, he will become a rookie in the NBA.
Mitchell said he knew he could not shut anyone down completely.
Mitchell said: “My job is to slow down, not to stop them from scoring.” “Everyone is very good at this game. My job is to limit that.
Few people and Drew are fishing buddies in the offseason, but kimchi buddies in the basketball bubble.
Few people realized that he might violate the Covid-19 agreement, so he and Baylor’s coach did not lose the game on the established pickle field on the baseball stadium. The teams have been breathing fresh air during the quarantine.
The time the coaches spent together during the game provided them with an opportunity to reflect on their travel. Since 1999, few people have served as Gonzaga’s head coach and helped turn this elementary school into a strong school. After his teammate murdered the player Patrick Dennehy in 2003, Drew took over the basketball project that was destroyed at Baylor.
Few people say: “We talked about where we were and where we were.” “Our road is smoother, and it doesn’t come from such a dark place. But from where they are, what they can do is difficult Confidence”.
1st place Baylor (27-2) vs. 1st Gonzaga (31-0)
NCAA National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
How they got there: Gonzaga defeated UCLA 93-90 in overtime, while Baylor easily defeated Houston 78-59
Leader: For Gonzaga, Drew Timme averaged 19.2 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Corey Kispert had 18.8 points and 5 rebounds. For the Bears, Jared Butler averaged 16.6 points, 4.7 assists and 2 steals per game, while David Mitchell had 14 points and 5 assists 5.5 times.