Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
Published 12: 23 a.m. ET April 6, 2021 | Up to date 12: 26 a.m. ET April 6, 2021
The 2021 Baylor Bears turned in two of the most dominant support-to-support performances by a team on the Final Four and nationwide championship stage in males’s NCAA tournament history.
Balanced scoring, intense team defense, tenacity on the glass — and it be easiest becoming their easiest participant — within the closing two games and, with out a doubt, all season long — took residence Final Four Most Excellent Participant honors.
The glory belonged to Jared Butler, who scored 22 aspects with seven assists, three rebounds and zero turnovers. The junior guard, who in the initiating enrolled at Alabama prior to transferring to Baylor, made all six of his free throws and went 4-for-9 from beyond the arc.
Butler scored or assisted on 38 of Baylor’s 86 aspects (44 percent) in Monday night’s gain over Gonzaga, per ESPN Stats & Data. In accordance to the NCAA, he’s the major participant with a minimum of 20 aspects and seven assists in a title game since Carmelo Anthony did it for the Syracuse Orange in 2003.
Monday night’s efficiency followed a 17-point game (which also led the Bears) towards Houston in Saturday’s semifinal on 4-of-5 taking pictures from 3-point vary.
Butler modified into once a consensus All-The united states alternative and earned his 2nd straight all-Mountainous 12 honors this season.
All Final Four team is Johnny Juzang, Davion Mitchell, Jalen Suggs, Drew Timme and Jared Butler. Butler is the MOP.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) April 6, 2021
Becoming a member of Butler on the all-Final Four team had been UCLA’s Johnny Juzang, Jalen Suggs and Drew Timme of Gonzaga, and Baylor’s Davion Mitchell.
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