After one of the wildest NCAA Tournaments ever, the two best teams in the country for almost the entire season will play for the national championship Monday.
Gonzaga enters with the chance for the first undefeated season since 1976, while Bayloris looking for the first national title in its 115-year history as a program.
These powerhouses were supposed to meet Dec. 5 but were forced to cancel due to COVID-19. Instead, they will clash in Indianapolis to decide the national champion for the 2020-21 season.
Here's how each team stacks up.
No. 1 Gonzaga
Head coach: Mark Few (630-124 record in 22 years at Gonzaga)
Points per game: 92.1 (No. 1 nationally)
Points allowed per game: 69.1 (No. 125 nationally)
National championships: 0 in 70 seasons
Average scoring margin: 22.5 points (No. 1 nationally)
There is no better offense in college basketball than Gonzaga. The Bulldogs want to turn every game into a track meet and get as many possessions as possible - a mindset that has them leading the country in scoring at 92.1 points per contest. That's the highest team average in a season since 2008-09. Much like Baylor, Gonzaga can pick you apart with a number of options, and it's not so much a choice of how the Bulldogs will beat you as who they will beat you with. Drew Timme, Jalen Suggs, and Corey Kispertrepresent the Big Three for Gonzaga, combining to score 52.1 points per game. When you factor in Joel Ayayi and Andrew Nembhard, five Bulldogs combine for more points a game than 230 of the 347 Division I teams did this year.