Baylor Bears achieved a historic result in the NCAA final as they defeated Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 and champion of the university basketball league of the United States was consecrated for the first time in its history. However, in addition to that, the difference in the score also broke a record.
From the beginning, the Bears overcame their rival without complications and achieved a large difference on the scoreboard, something that, a priori, seemed difficult to achieve. In fact, It is the first time that a team has managed to win the title with such a large difference.
The closest result to a difference of 16 points occurred in 1963 when Chicago’s Loyola Rambers beat Cincinnati by a difference of 15. Therefore, after having been very close to celebrating in 1948, this time the Texas team will have a double celebration.
Scott Drew, the man who led Baylor to glory
After thebequeathing to Waco, Texas, in 2003, as the Bears’ new head coach he has become the guide to glory. Drew accepted the position when Baylor was embroiled in a scandal: Former team coach Dave Bliss resigned after investigations carried out internally by the University and also by the NCAA accused him of serious violations, including paying player fees.
One of those players was Patrick Dennehy, who was later killed by a teammate named Carlton Dotson, who was sentenced to 35 years in 2005. As a result, nearly all of the team’s top players transferred to other programs after school officials granted the team a full release.
Since then, Drew has spent most of his time restoring the Bears’ reputation and leading them to success. Throughout his nearly 18 years at Baylor, he has accomplished so much thanks to the unwavering support of his wife, Kelly, with whom he created a scholarship fund to help students who otherwise would not have the means to attend college.