Michiana’s own Scott Drew leads Baylor to national championship with 86-70 win over Gonzaga
Indiana’s 1975-76 squad remains the last team to run the table.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The fresh-as-can-be Baylor Bears obliterated wobbly-legged Gonzaga’s march to perfection in an 86-70 runaway in the national title game. It brought this once-downtrodden program’s first national title back home to Waco, Texas. Jared Butler scored 22 points and MaCio Teague had 19 for the Bears, who were ranked second or third in the AP poll all year long - but never first, all because of Gonzaga. The Bulldogs finish the season at 31-1. Indiana’s 1975-76 squad remains the last team to run the table.
Baylor head coach Scott Drew actually has Michiana ties. He attended Penn and Valparaiso High School where he was a tennis star. He also lived in Mishawaka from 1976 to 1988.
Drew promised Baylor fans he would bring the Bears a national title in 2003, and he delivered.
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