July 21, 2024
Baylor routs Gonzaga to win NCAA men's basketball title game

Baylor routs Gonzaga to win NCAA men’s basketball title game

Baylor’s MaCio Teague, left, and Flo Thamba celebrate after the Bears defeated Gonzaga in Monday night’s NCAA title game.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert consoles teammate Jalen Suggs after the game.

Confetti falls around MaCio Teague as he raises Baylor’s trophy.

Baylor players celebrate after the final buzzer.

Fans get an overhead view of the court during Monday night’s final at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Baylor fans celebrate the win.

Baylor’s Jared Butler looks for a teammate to pass to. Butler had 22 points and seven assists on Monday night.

MaCio Teague is met by Drew Timme at the basket.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few reacts to a play in the first half.

Mark Vital reacts to a play.

MaCio Teague shoots over Drew Timme. Teague finished the game with 19 points.

Jalen Suggs celebrates a play with Drew Timme in the second half.

Flo Thamba blocks a shot by Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert.

Jalen Suggs goes up for a basket. The freshman guard led the Bulldogs with 22 points.

Flo Thamba dives for a loose ball in the first half.

Drew Timme and Flo Thamba take part in the opening tip-off.

Gonzaga huddles before taking the floor Monday night.

Fans were joined by cardboard cutouts inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Baylor players are introduced before the start of the final.

Fans purchase merchandise before the game.

Suggs celebrates with teammates after the shot.

Suggs consoles UCLA star Johnny Juzang after the game.

UCLA’s Cody Riley is blocked by Suggs in the closing minutes of the second half.

Gonzaga’s Anton Watson shoots over Cody Riley.

Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert and UCLA’s Tyger Campbell get tangled up.

Suggs drives to the basket against UCLA.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. secures a loose ball for UCLA.

Corey Kispert throws down a dunk.

UCLA fans cheer for the Bruins.

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi reacts to a 3-pointer in the first half.

Andrew Nembhard shoots a floater over Jaime Jaquez Jr.

UCLA players stand in the tunnel prior to Saturday’s game.

Baylor players celebrate a late basket in their blowout win over Houston in the Final Four.

Baylor’s Mark Vital crashes into teammate Matthew Mayer, center, while competing for a rebound with Houston’s Brison Gresham.

The Final Four took place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Referee Chris Rastatter talks with Baylor head coach Scott Drew on Saturday.

Houston’s DeJon Jarreau goes over Baylor’s Jared Butler in the first half.

Jarreau tried to block a Butler layup attempt. Butler finished with a team-high 17 points.

An usher at the Final Four holds a sign that reads “please wear face coverings.” The fans were spread out with the help of cardboard cutouts.

Houston’s Justin Gorham, left, battles Baylor’s Flo Thamba for a possible rebound.

Houston’s Reggie Chaney is met by Baylor defenders on his way to the hoop.

Baylor players are introduced before the start of Saturday’s game.

Gonzaga players celebrate after they won the West Regional on Tuesday, clinching a spot in the Final Four. The Bulldogs blew out USC 85-66.

Gonzaga’s Drew Timme flexes during the first half of the USC game. He finished with 23 points.

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi steals the ball from USC’s Drew Peterson.

From left, UCLA’s Johnny Juzang, Tyger Campbell and Jaylen Clark celebrate on Tuesday after the Bruins defeated Michigan 51-49 to make the Final Four. UCLA, an 11-seed, started in the First Four and then rattled off five straight tournament wins.

Michigan’s Franz Wagner, right, reacts in front of UCLA’s Jules Bernard after missing a shot at the end of the game on Tuesday.

UCLA head coach Mick Cronin celebrates with his team after the Michigan win.

UCLA point guard Tyger Campbell rises for a shot on Tuesday.

Baylor’s Mark Vital enjoys the postgame confetti after the Bears defeated Arkansas to advance to the Final Four. It’s Baylor’s first trip to the Final Four since 1950.

Baylor forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua, center, goes for a rebound against Arkansas’ JD Notae, left, and Jalen Tate.

Baylor’s Davion Mitchell is swarmed by Arkansas defenders.

Baylor huddles before the Arkansas game.

The Houston Cougars celebrate after defeating Oregon State 67-61 in the Elite Eight. Houston’s last trip to the Final Four came in 1984.

Oregon State guard Ethan Thompson, center, is fouled during the first half of the game against Houston.

Houston’s Fabian White Jr. defends Oregon State’s Maurice Calloo.

Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson cuts down the net after the Oregon State win.

Michigan’s Brandon Johns Jr. throws down a dunk during a Sweet Sixteen win against Florida State.

Florida State’s Sardaar Calhoun reacts after drawing a foul against Michigan.

Alabama’s Juwan Gary dunks the ball against UCLA on March 28.

Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner, left, and Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs reach for a loose ball on March 28.

A Michigan fan cheers on her team during the game against Florida State.

Michigan guard Mike Smith is guarded by Florida State’s Rayquan Evans.

Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman celebrates with Davonte Davis after their Sweet Sixteen victory over Oral Roberts. Davis hit the game-winning shot in the 72-70 victory.

Fans wait for the Syracuse-Houston game on March 27.

Villanova’s Brandon Slater dunks the ball during a Sweet Sixteen matchup with Baylor on March 27. Baylor advanced with a 62-51 victory.

Oregon State played Loyola in the first Sweet Sixteen game of the tournament. Oregon State, a 12 seed, won 65-58 to advance to the Elite Eight.

Oral Roberts head coach Paul Mills argues a call during a Sweet Sixteen game against Arkansas.

Fans are silhouetted during the Baylor-Villanova game, which was played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Oregon State’s Warith Alatishe celebrates the Beavers’ Elite Eight berth.

Creighton’s Christian Bishop dunks the ball during a second-round win over Ohio on March 22.

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery hugs Luka Garza at the end of their loss to Oregon on March 22.

Iowa’s Patrick McCaffery is defended by Oregon’s LJ Figueroa on March 22.

LSU players Josh LeBlanc Sr., left, and Javonte Smart walk off the court after their second-round loss to Michigan.

Oklahoma’s Alondes Williams dunks the ball during the Sooners’ second-round game against Gonzaga. Gonzaga won 87-71 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

A fan sits in the stands during a second-round game in Indianapolis.

The Loyola Ramblers celebrate a berth in the Sweet Sixteen. Loyola, an 8-seed in the Midwest Region, had just defeated Illinois, the region’s No. 1 seed.

Illinois guard Andre Curbelo eyes a loose ball while falling to the ground on March 21.

Tramon Mark scores the game-tying putback in the final minute of Houston’s second-round matchup with Rutgers on March 21. Mark was also fouled on the play, and he made the free throw to give Houston a lead it would never reliquish.

Rutgers’ Myles Johnson consoles Ron Harper Jr. after the close loss to Houston.

Arkansas guard Davonte Davis throws down a dunk against Texas Tech on March 21.

Tobias Cameron kisses the head of teammate Joe Pleasant after Pleasant’s two clutch free throws gave Abilene Christian a 53-52 win over Texas on March 20. It was the last of several first-round upsets in this NCAA Tournament. Abilene Christian was a 14-seed. Texas was a 3-seed.

Iowa’s Luka Garza and Grand Canyon’s Asbjorn Midtgaard take part in the opening tip-off of a first-round game.

Ohio players celebrate after their first-round win over Virginia. Ohio was a 13-seed in the West Region. Virginia, the 2019 champions, came into the tournament as a 4-seed.

Florida State’s Balsa Koprivica, left, hits the boards along with UNC-Greensboro’s Isaiah Miller.

Norfolk State’s Joe Bryant Jr. reacts after a first-round loss to Gonzaga.

Creighton’s Mitch Ballock, right, and UC-Santa Barbara’s Amadou Sow reach for a loose ball during their first-round game.

Ohio’s Dwight Wilson III watches his layup fall through the net during the Virginia game.

The scoreboard goes dark at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum earlier than expected on March 20. VCU and Oregon were scheduled to play a first-round game, but it was called off after VCU had some positive Covid-19 tests. Oregon advanced to the next round.

Grand Canyon fans show their support for their team prior to the Iowa game on March 20.

Virginia’s Sam Hauser shoots over Ohio’s Ben Roderick.

Eastern Washington’s Michael Meadows drives to the basket during the first half against Kansas on March 20.

LSU players cheer on their teammates during their first-round win against St. Bonaventure.

Michigan fans wait for the team’s opening game against Texas Southern.

Houston’s Tramon Mark dribbles past Cleveland State’s Tre Gomillion during their first-round game on March 19.

North Texas players celebrate after they upset Purdue on March 19. The Mean Green, a 13-seed, won 78-69 in overtime.

Television commentators Ian Eagle, left, and Grant Hill watch a game in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Arkansas’ Davonte Davis rises for a layup during the Razorbacks’ first-round win over Colgate.

Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle celebrates a 3-pointer with his players during their upset win over Tennessee on March 19. The 12th-seeded Beavers defeated the fifth-seeded Volunteers 70-56.

Baylor takes on Hartford at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Utah State forward Justin Bean tries to save a ball from going out of bounds during a first-round game against Texas Tech.

A man wears a face shield and mask at the North Texas-Purdue game.

Players from Oral Roberts celebrate after their upset win over Ohio State on March 19. The Golden Eagles won 75-72 in overtime. It’s only the ninth time in tournament history that a 15-seed has defeated a 2-seed.

Ohio State’s Zed Key, left, and Duane Washington Jr. react after the loss to Oral Roberts.

Florida’s Colin Castleton blocks Virginia Tech’s Tyrece Radford during their first-round game. Florida won 75-70 in overtime.

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams reacts after his team turned the ball over against Wisconsin on March 19. Wisconsin won 85-62. It is the first time that Williams has lost in the first round as a head coach. He had been 29-0.

A staff member sprays disinfectant on a handrail at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Texas Tech’s Clarence Nadolny reacts during his team’s first-round win against Utah State. Texas Tech was the tournament runner-up in 2019.

Oral Roberts star Max Abmas, the leading scorer in the country, shoots a floater in the first half against Ohio State. He finished with 29 points in his team’s upset victory.

Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman barks out defensive instructions on March 19.

Mezie Offurum, a forward for Mount St. Mary’s, reacts after a dunk in the tournament’s opening game on March 18. The game was played at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.

Drake’s Darnell Brodie, left, and Wichita State’s Tyson Etienne battle for a loose ball during their “First Four” play-in game. Drake won 53-52 for its first NCAA Tournament win in 50 years.

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has a heated conversation with Gabe Brown during their game against UCLA on March 18. UCLA won 86-80 in overtime.

Appalachian State fans are spread out while cheering on the Mountaineers against Norfolk State.

Norfolk State guard Jalen Hawkins gets off a shot against Appalachian State.

An arena worker sprays down a team bench area between games in Bloomington. The players were spread out in areas normally meant for fans.

Texas Southern celebrates after defeating Mount St. Mary’s 60-52 in the first game of the tournament.

UCLA’s Cody Riley shoots the ball over Michigan State’s Mady Sissoko.

Wichita State’s Morris Udeze walks over to teammate Tyson Etienne after Etienne was called for a foul against Drake.

A worker cleans the backboard and rim at halftime of the Texas Southern-Mount St. Mary’s game.

Appalachian State’s Donovan Gregory dives for a loose ball.

A worker holds a sign encouraging spectators to wear masks before the Michigan State-UCLA game.