The Bears dominated — and never trailed — against an undefeated Gonzaga squad aiming to complete the first perfect season since 1976. They didn’t hit a buzzer-beater or get the win on a few questionable calls. They kicked Gonzaga’s butt and stole its buzz. Few didn’t have any answers for Jared ButlerMaCio TeagueAdam Flagler and Davion Mitchell, who combined to finish with 69 points and a variety of dazzling highlights.

Butler, who scored 22 points and drained four 3-pointers, won the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award.

Gonzaga shot 51% from the field but couldn’t overcome its turnovers (14) and Baylor’s second-chance opportunities (16 offensive rebounds, 16 second-chance points).The Bears made 44% of their 3-pointers. They also won every individual matchup.

Baylor was just better than Gonzaga, as the Bears completed one of the most impressive runs in recent NCAA tournament history — and the Bulldogs became the fifth team since 1976 to enter the tourney with an undefeated record but fail to win the title.