Magic Johnson, Trae Young and others react to Baylor’s victory

Perfect no more.

After a tournament in which they blew out several teams and played one of the greatest games of all time against the 11-seed UCLA Bruins, the No. 1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs saw their quest to become the first undefeated national champions since 1976 come to an inglorious end in an 86-70 loss at the hands of the 1-seed Baylor Bears on Monday night.

Baylor started the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back, raining 3-pointers on Gonzaga and smothering the Bulldogs defensively when it counted.

This marks Baylor’s first men’s NCAA tournament title.

The Bears’ triumph and the Bulldogs’ heartbreak sparked significant reaction on social media … starting with notable Baylor alum Robert Griffin III.

BAYLOR NATION….
WE ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!!#SicEm #NationalChampionship

Live from McLane — the exact moment @BaylorMBB became

NATIONAL. 🐻 CHAMPIONS. 🏆

(video via @jeremymann14)

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Baylor wanted that championship & you could tell! They were ballin!! Congrats to them! Thanks for giving us some good basketball to watch this tournament 🤟🏾

A sad end to a remarkable season for Gonzaga. But from tip off to the final whistle this game was Baylor’s. A dominant performance in all facets. They deserve the title.

Congrats to the Baylor Bears on their National Championship – and to the Gonzaga Bulldogs on a great season. After an unimaginable year, every team in the tournament proved what’s possible with hard work and determination. You made your schools, communities, and country proud.

personally, i enjoyed watching Baylor run “the best team” out the gym.

Man…@BaylorMBB shot lights out! They were too quick, too fast, and too explosive on offense and their defense suffocated Gonzaga!

BIG 12 Best Conference from top to bottom ‼️ Been that way too for real.

Congrats to Baylor man I’m glad we lost to the champs 🙏🏽✌🏽 y’all boys can hoop!

MOOD!!! #sicem pic.twitter.com/pkQXoILGs4

Damn Baylor some killas!!!

National champs!!!!!! ⁦⁦@FinalFour⁩ ⁦@BaylorMBB⁩ ⁦@BUDREW#sicEm pic.twitter.com/6LcaH3uGZ6

Good things happen to GOOD people!! Congrats ⁦@BUDREW⁩! NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! ⁦@RGIIIpic.twitter.com/oJojOudK7f

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Baylor came out to prove a point tonight! Not just win, but to prove a point.. they get after it on defense and then offensively just too many options!

Somebody get the confetti ready!

We know Baylor is a great team, but their INTENT is something else!

Baylor doing it for UNLV and Michigan of the 90s.

Baylor defense is goin crazy!! Energy is unmatched

Congratulations to former @ValpoBasketball head coach Scott Drew @BUDREW on leading Baylor to the national title! #GoValpo #ValpoFamily https://t.co/RUGxX1gms8

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