The first of the lads’s Final Four video games is underway: No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 2 Houston.
The matchup of Lone Star state groups needs to be an thrilling one as each search to attain the national title game. The Cougars definitely have extra historical past on this stage as Kelvin Sampson’s team tries to recreate the glory of the Phi Slama Jama years.
Of course, Baylor — which prior to 2021 hadn’t made the Final Four since 1950 and hadn’t made the championship game since 1948 — would love nothing greater than to assist 18th-year coach Scott Drew to his first national title berth in the identical season he acquired his first Final Four look.
Both groups can rating in streaks, however it stays to be seen which is able to present up on the most important stage. To that finish, look to Houston’s Quentin Grimes and Baylor’s Jared Butler to set the tone and tempo for his or her respective groups.
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7:15 p.m.: And that’ll do it. Baylor wins 78-59 to advance to the national championship game.
7:12 p.m.: It’s that a part of the game the place the cameras pan to the dropping crew’s sideline. Grimes is exhibiting a variety of emotion. He had an excellent yr, however it wasn’t meant to be.
7:10 p.m.: And now Macio Teague turns into the fifth Baylor participant to rating within the double digits (11 factors) with that 3-pointer. It’s 76-54 Baylor with 1:46 left to play.
7:08 p.m.: Mitchell will get his double-double with that 3 (12 factors, 11 assists), making it 73-53 Baylor.
7:07 p.m.: Baylor leads Houston 70-51 on the final media timout (3:48).
7:01 p.m.: A Grimes 3 (his first in seven makes an attempt) offers him 13 factors and makes it 68-49 Bears.
7 p.m.: It’s now 64-41 Baylor, however that is much less fascinating than this stat: The Bears are outscoring Houston 28-4 in bench factors.
6:54 p.m.: Not a ton happening, however Bears nonetheless have a large lead — 60-41 — on the third media timeout (7:47).
6:40 p.m.: Baylor’s Mark Vital (two factors, one rebound, one steal) has his fourth foul on the second media timeout (11:59).
6:40 p.m.: Speak of the satan.
6:39 p.m.: Houston is capturing significantly higher this half and is chipping away at Baylor’s lead. It’s now 52-36 Bears. Now if Houston could make some stops. …
6:37 p.m.: It’s 52-32 Baylor on the first TV timeout of the second half.
6:33 p.m.: A Sasser layup makes it 50-30 Baylor. Like making an attempt to bail out a sinking boat with a thimble.
6:30 p.m.: Houston is credited with a turnover, giving B aylor the ball, however it does seem the Bears defender was the final to contact it out of bounds.
6:28 p.m.: And there’s Grimes along with his first bucket in six makes an attempt, adopted by a Jarreau bucket. Cougars are 3 of 4 from the sphere within the second half. The Bears nonetheless lead 49-26.
6:26 p.m.: Reggie Chaney will get solely the second non-Sasser bucket for the Cougars of their opening possession of the half. It’s 45-22 Baylor.
First half: Baylor 45, Houston 20
6:07 p.m.: First-half stats:
- Field targets: Baylor 16 of 28 (57.1 %); Houston 7 of 26 (26.9 %)
- 3 level: Baylor 8 of 15 (35.7 %); Houston 5 of 14 (53.3 %)
- Free throws: Baylor 5 of seven (71.4 %); Houston 1 of two (50 %)
- Rebounds: Baylor 20; Houston 11
- Assists: Baylor 12; Houston 5
- Steals: Baylor 6; Houston 0
- Blocks: Baylor 0; Houston 3
- Turnovers: Baylor 6; Houston 9
Baylor’s Butler and Houston’s Sasser are tied for a game-high 17 factors. Butler is 6 of 8 from the sphere and 4 of 5 from past the arc, including 4 rebounds, two assists and a steal to his totals. Sasser is 6 of 11 from the sphere and 5 of 8 from 3-point land; he additionally has two rebounds.
The distinction between the 2 scores: Sasser’s teammates have a mixed three factors and one discipline aim, whereas Butler has gotten assist from Mitchell (9 factors) and the bench (17 mixed factors).
6:05 p.m.: Mitchell hits yet one more 3 proper earlier than the half to make it 45-20 Baylor. It’s referred to as March Madness for a motive, however the second half is trying rather a lot like a mere formality right here.
6:03 p.m.: Mitchell known as for a protracted 2 to make it 42-18. That’s adopted by a Houston bucket — from Sasser, after all — to make it 42-20.
6:01 p.m.: Houston’s shot would not go — shocker — and Mayer will get a tricky layup on the opposite finish to make it 40-18.
6 p.m.: Gorham hits the primary of a 1-and-1, however Baylor touches it out of bounds final. The Cougars have an opportunity at a desperately wanted bucket down 20.
5:58 p.m.: Gorham known as for a journey proper earlier than making an attempt a layup and-one underneath the rim. He’s not glad about that.
5:53 p.m.: A Butler layup is the final rating earlier than the ultimate media timeout of the half. It’s 38-17 Bears with 3:53 to play.
5:52 p.m.: Adam Flager’s 3 makes it 36-17 Baylor. It’s getting late slightly early for Houston.
5:51 p.m.: Here’s how unimaginable Sasser has been, and the way irrelevant each different Cougar has been: He’s 5 of 9 capturing with 15 factors. Everyone else is 1 of 11 with two factors. Not a successful mixture.
5:50 p.m.: … And that is rapidly adopted by consecutive 3s from Butler. Sasser’s holding Houston in it, however Butler’s holding the Cougars at arms’ size. That makes it 33-17 Baylor, and Sampson is compelled to take his second timeout to stem the bleeding.
5:50 p.m.: Sasser has his fifth 3 of the game. He’s unimaginable tonight. That makes it 27-17 Baylor.
5:48 p.m.: Houston has an easyd defensive rebound however cannot carry it in. So Mayer buts it in for a straightforward putback to make it 27-14 Baylor.
5:42 p.m.: Charbage within the Final Four? Butler will get an and-one layup with Justin Gorham getting a blocking foul. It’s 25-14 Baylor. That’s the rating on the third media timeout of the half (7:48).
5:40 p.m.: Another 3 from Sasser. He’s 4 for 7 in discipline aim capturing and 4 of 6 from 4. He’s single-handedly holding the Cougars on this game and shortens Baylor’s lead to 22-14.
5:36 p.m.: A Butler 3 (he is 2 for two) makes it 22-11 Baylor. Kelvin Sampson calls his first timeout at 10:40 left within the half; that is Houston’s largest deficit of the event.
5:32 p.m.: Baylor leads 17-11 on the second media day trip (11:52) 17-11. Baylor is 5 for 9 on discipline targets, whereas Houston’s 4 of 10. Three of the Cougars’ 4 pictures have come from Sasser.
5:30 p.m.: Actually, there’s one other Sasser 3. He’s 3 of 4 on discipline targets with 9 factors. That mercifully ends the Bears’ 10-0 run and the Cougars’ scoring drought. It’s 16-11 Baylor.
5:28 p.m.: It’s now a 10-0 Baylor run after Tchamwa Tchatchoua makes a pair of free throws. Houston, in the meantime, has extra turnovers (4) than discipline targets (three).
5:28 p.m.: Houston has a scoring drought of over three minutes. Definitely going to need to get that corrected in opposition to a high-powered Baylor offense.
5:26 p.m.: Baylor leads 13-8 at our first media timeout with 14:15 remaining within the game. Houston is 2 for six from 3-point land, whereas Baylor is 3 for 3.
5:23 p.m.: And now a Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua jumper from the free throw line makes it 13-8 Baylor, the most recent of a 7-0 run for the Bears.
5:22 p.m.: Now Baylor’s Matthew Mayer will get in on the motion with a 3. That makes it 11-8 Baylor.
5:20 p.m.: Another 3, this one by Housto’s Sasser. That offers the Cougars an 8-6 lead (DeJon Jarreau jumper).
5:18 p.m.: And there’s one other 3 from Baylor’s Davion Mitchell to give Baylor its first lead at 6-3. Three buckets on this one, they usually’re all 3s.
5:18 p.m.: And there’s Jared Butler along with his personal 3 for Baylor to knot the game at 3-3.
5:17 p.m.: Marcus Sasser will get the primary bucket of the game from 3-point land to make it 3-0 Houston. Baylor’s ensuing possession ends in a journey.
5:16 p.m.: And Baylor’s opening possession ends in a shot clock violation; Jared Butler’s layup would not hit the rim, and the Bears cannot get a rebound shot off in time. Also: Look at DeJon Jarreau bounce over a grown man:
5:15 p.m.: Baylor wins the tip. Here we go.
5:14 p.m.: The groups have made their entrances. Now all that is left is to play some basketball.
Baylor vs. Houston begin time
- Time: 5:14 p.m. ET | 2:14 p.m. PT
The Final Four game between Baylor and Houston is scheduled to tip-off at 5:14 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 3.
How to watch 2021 Final Four
CBS, which has unique broadcast rights for the 2021 Men’s Final Four, will broadcast each Baylor-Houston and Gonzaga-UCLA on Saturday.
Those with a cable subscription can stream the game on March Madness Live, the online dwelling of each 2021 NCAA Tournament game. The Final Four may also be streamed stay with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
March Madness Final Four schedule 2021
Saturday, April 3
|No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 2 Houston||5 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
|No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 11 UCLA||8:30 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|
NCAA Tournament national championship
Monday, April 5
|Game 67||9 p.m.||CBS, fuboTV|