Baylor's first National Championship in school history with their last Final Four appearance coming 71 years ago. Gonzaga's dreams of being the first undefeated team to win a title since 1976 were crushed by Baylor's ability to overwhelm the Bulldogs early. After running out to a 19-point lead, the Bears never let Gonzaga back into the contest.
No. 1 Baylor (27-2) and No. 1 Gonzaga (31-0) punched their tickets to the NCAA National Championship game on Saturday. A match up scheduled for Monday night was originally slated in December, but was scrapped due to positive COVID-19 tests within both programs.
A seventh overall for Nick Saban including a 2003 Championship at LSU before a brief coaching stint in the NFL. Alabama (13-0) claimed a sixth national champion in the last 12 years under Saban. It's also the third for the Crimson Tide in the Playoff era, the most by any school.