HOUSTON – Baylor won its first national championship Monday night for men’s basketball, denying perfection for Gonzaga.
The final score was 86-70.
During the game, people followed the action and the final thoughts on the win and the season dominated social media streams. Here are some of the messages people shared across social media about the big game.
Congrats to the Baylor Bears on their National Championship — and to the Gonzaga Bulldogs on a great season. After an unimaginable year, every team in the tournament proved what’s possible with hard work and determination. You made your schools, communities, and country proud.— President Biden (@POTUS) April 6, 2021
💔— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) April 6, 2021
Gonzaga 70 Baylor 86
Team above all. Beyond proud. 💙 pic.twitter.com/6EJ0IplfhN— Gonzaga Basketball (@ZagMBB) April 6, 2021
An amazing journey. Scott Drew (@BUDREW) was hired because he understood his responsibility to teach Christian values and believe, succeed and lead. Great decision for Baylor. Proud to congratulate Coach and amazing players. Baylor is the Best in the Nation. #SicEm #TimeIsNow https://t.co/5kdHmsy7G1— Drayton McLane Jr (@drayton_mclane) April 6, 2021
I’ve been a Baylor basketball fan since I was an 8 year old Cub Scout. That was 61 years ago. Tonight is a dream come true for every Baylor fan who lived thru the pre-Scott Drew nightmare with Dave Bliss. Sic ‘Em Bears!— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 6, 2021