INDIANAPOLIS – An undefeated season seemed to be before the premier TV timeout. No. 1 seed Baylor couldn’t write a better start, and number one seed Gonzaga generally couldn’t write a worse start. The Bears ‘defense was choking the Bulldogs and turning into mutations, Triple-star goalkeeper Jared Butler, Maceo Tej and Devion Mitchell was shooting, and Zaggs’ hero, Galen Suggs, had a bad problem early on. Knockdown and saw their perfect season crumble as Baylor made his way to his first ever national championship with an 86-70 win Monday night. In a hugely encouraging national championship match between two major teams that have been title-driven since the NCAA Championship was canceled last year, Baylor came out by shooting all-cylinders – making his first five throws and finishing 46% from behind the arc. The all-American Butler (22 points, seven assists) and the first 12 TIGs goalkeeper (19 points) were draining pulls throughout the night, while National Defense Player of the Year Davion Mitchell (13 points) fought back against Suges and thwarted Sugs. The chants of “BU” echoed at the Lucas Oil Stadium, as the coronation was on its way midway through the second half. Zagaz narrowed the lead to nine from a corner kick for Andrew Nimbard before 14:30 from the end, but they never got close. Whether it was Baylor Flo Tampa attacking Corey Kisbert in the third row in the first half or Jonathan Chamua Chachua slamming Adam Flagler’s Alley in the second, the team that had won 31 consecutive times before Monday looked out strongly – a match against the high-energy, brave bears (28-2). Suggs led the Gonzaga with 22 points, but making his game always hit a Baylor triple pointer or matching bucket. Drew Timmy added 12 points but the front court advantage did not compensate for the dominant backcourt battle by Baylor and defeating Zagges 36-19, and the Bulldogs (31-1) had a dramatic overtime victory over UCLA in the National League semi-final when he sent Hit the bell from Swags Three Zaggs to the title game. However, they looked flat from the start and by the time they got their legs down, it was too late. Gonzaga joins a group of teams that came close to matching the historic Indiana season 32-0, but ultimately failed. Gonzaga coach Mark Vieux said, “It’s really hard to finish a season of short stories, but listen, Baylor just defeated us. They beat us in every aspect of the game and they deserve all the credit.” Baylor won its first national title. In the program’s history, after finishing second in 1948. The tournament is the culmination of an epic rebuilding by coach Scott Drew, who took over the management of a sick program following the controversy in 2003. The loss meant that coach Marc Faw is now 0-2 in matches. The National Championship, where the Bulldogs lost to North Carolina in the National Title match in 2017. College basketball reporter Scott Gleeson followed Twitter @ScottMGleeson.