Unbeaten all season, Gonzaga and his French player conceded their first defeat in the university final against the Baylor Bears.
31 matches, 31 victories. And a loss in the last game, the most important, the final of the college tournament (NCAA), played last night in Indianapolis. A terrible disappointment for the Gonzaga Bulldogs and their French, Joël Ayayi, dominated by the Baylor Bears. A defeat 86 to 70 which took shape in the first four and a relentless 11-1 conceded from the start of the final.
Gonzaga was definitely not having a good day. Never this season, the Bulldogs had indeed registered so few points (70), the team turning at 91.6 points on average. The French Joël Ayayi did not shine as well, settling for 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 31 minutes spent on the floor. Bulldogs star Jalen Suggs (22 points) couldn’t hold back tears at the cruel outcome as Spokane City University (WA) failed in its quest to become the first champion. undefeated since 1976 and Indiana.
First college title in their history for the Baylor Bears
Led by Jared Butler (22 points) and dominating on the rebound (38-22), the Texas Bears won the first college title in their history, after a final lost in 1948.