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Baylor defeats Gonzaga, wins national title for 1st time

The Baylor Bears are the 2021 Men’s National Champions. This is the first time the team has ever won this title. 

After a rough season taking off three weeks due to COVID-19 related reasons, they fought hard and are the new champions. 

Baylor started the game leading by nine points. The team was up 10 points at halftime with a score of 47-37. 

Baylor maintained the lead the entire game, winning it by 16 points with a score of 86-70. 

Gonzaga was favored by 4.5 points, they were undefeated this season. Although they had a fairytale season, Baylor is the team with the Cinderella story in the end. 

Congrats to the Baylor Bears. 

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Michigan will not advance to Final Four, loses by one score

University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team. Picture courtesy of @umichathletics on Instagram

The University of Michigan Men’s Basketball Team lost to the University of California, Los Angeles by two points. 

UCLA held Michigan to 49 points. 

Earlier in the tournament, UCLA beat Michigan State University in overtime. Now UCLA has taken out both Michigan “Big 10” teams and has earned bragging rights. 

In a post-game interview, Coach Juwan Howard said it was a great run for the team and staff this season. 

“It was a very disappointing loss to end our season this way. I give a lot of credit to the UCLA Bruins, the head coach, and players for fighting hard to the victory to advance to the Final Four,” Howard said. “It’s very disappointing for our guys, working extremely hard this year for it to come down to one possession.” 

Howard said that although they came up short, this is the game of basketball and he is proud of the year that the team has had. 

Let’s not forget, Michigan did win the Big 10 Title this season although they had to take weeks off for COVID-19 related reasons. 

This may be the end of the season for Michigan, but it is not the end of their tournament chances in the future. 

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Master P’s son announces future college plans, wants spotlight on HBCUs

Left to Right: Romeo Miller and Hercy Miller. Picture courtesy of @masterp on Instagram.

Hercy Miller, the son of mogul Percy “Master P” Miller, announced his plan to attend Tennessee State University (TSU). 

Miller said he wants to commit to TSU to put the spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). 

“I’ve always grown up being a leader. My dad told me to never follow the crowd, and I want to make a difference,” Miller said. “Most people think that HBCUs are mid-major schools and they can’t do it. A lot of star pros come out of HBCUs and mid-major, they just don’t have the spotlight. So with me, I want to put the spotlight on all the HBCUs around, and I just want to see the bigger picture and change the narrative.”

Miller is one of the top high school basketball players in the country, and maybe the nation. He attends Minnehaha Academy located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Miller is 6-foot-3 and plays guard. He was given several offers from many major universities across the country such as USC, LSU, Georgetown, and many more. He turned down those offers to play at a smaller university where he feel he’ll make a bigger difference. 

During the announcement, Miller said he wants to be one of the next successful people to come out of an HBCU. He said he plans to work hard to achieve that goal. 

Congratulations Hercy Miller!!!

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