We’ve finally made it! The National Championship game is tonight! In what many thought would be impossible, the NCAA made it happen and we’ll see the final game of the season take place on Monday night. Something that has happened recently is happening on Monday night, as the two best teams in the tournament will square off in the National Championship game, as the undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs will take on the Baylor Bears. With that in mind, let’s take a look to our latest NCAAB update so you can keep betting against their College Basketball odds.
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Baylor advanced to the title game by defeating the Houston Cougars on Saturday night. Baylor jumped out to a large lead and never looked back, as their athleticism on both ends of the floor was just too much for Houston to handle. Baylor’s defense took Houston out of what they wanted to do, and the pick and roll game of the Bears was too aggressive for Houston to stop.
In one of, if not the best game of the tournament, Gonzaga defeated UCLA in overtime. After Johnny Juzang scored to tie up the game with just over three seconds left, Mark Few elected not to take a timeout. Gonzaga inbounded the ball to Jalen Suggs, and after three dribbles, Suggs pulled up from about 40 feet and banked in a three pointer at the buzzer to defeat the Bruins and send Gonzaga to the title tilt.
The Bears bring a 27-2 record into the National Championship game, while Gonzaga is undefeated at 31-0. No team has finished the season undefeated since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers’ team, so that will be a big storyline in the National Championship game.
If Baylor is to defeat the favored Bulldogs, they will need to stop Gonzaga’s powerful offense. Gonzaga loves to get out and go, so transition defense will be huge for Baylor. If Baylor can force Gonzaga to slow down and grind out possessions, and if they can keep the Zags off of the offensive glass, they’ll have a great shot at winning this game.
Gonzaga will need Corey Kispert to play better than he has throughout the tournament. Kispert has not shot the ball well, and if he continues to struggle, it will make things difficult for Gonzaga. Baylor’s athleticism will also present a challenge for Gonzaga on the defensive end of the floor. Baylor has the ability to switch every screen, so this could pose a huge challenge for Gonzaga.
These two teams have been anointed the two best teams throughout the whole season. Very rarely do we see this scenario in a title game. This game was supposed to take place in December, but it had to be cancelled due to COVID issues. Both of these teams are very athletic, and both play very similar styles. We see this one being a very close game and coming down to the final minutes. Gonzaga is the better offensive team, and that will give them the advantage in this one.
This one comes down to the final minute, but Gonzaga ends up being too good for Baylor. We see Mark Few finally winning that elusive national title. Zags win 74-70.
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