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Pure JOY: Baylor demolishes Gonzaga to claim first NCAA title in program history

April 6, 2021

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INDIANAPOLIS—Shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday—after the autograph seekers had dispersed and the ballroom celebration had fizzled—Mark Vital snuck away from the Convention Center Marriott and took a stroll through downtown Indianapolis.

Things had been frantic in the aftermath of Baylor’s 86-70 victory over Gonzaga—a win that gave the Bears their first national title in program history.

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