Baylor ruins Gonzaga's perfect season to win national championship
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No. 1 Baylor took an early 9-0 lead and never looked back to convincingly knock off No. 1 Gonzaga 86-70 and win the program's first national championship on Monday.

Jared Butler was spectacular for the Bears, leading the team with 22 points while dishing out a game-high seven assists. He also splashed four 3-pointers, and Baylor outscored Gonzaga 30-15 from beyond the arc.

Baylor's players can now call themselves champions for the first time in the program's 114-year history.

With the loss, Gonzaga failed to become the first men's college basketball team to go undefeated since 1976. Jalen Suggs led the way for the Bulldogs with a game-high 22 points.

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