Suggs averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in the 2020-21 season, helping the Bulldogs advance to their second national championship appearance. Gonzaga finished with a 31-1 record and tried to become the first school to go undefeated with a title since 1979.

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.

No. 1 Gonzaga came into the tournament as the nation's only undefeated at 29-0. Seven teams have claimed an undefeated national championship in men’s basketball, but hasn't been done in 45 years. That includes San Francisco, North Carolina, UCLA, and Indiana.