Baylor is 19-14 in the NCAA Tournament
Baylor is in the National Championship Game for the 1st time since 1948 and the 2nd time overall. They lost to Kentucky 58-42 in the 1948 Championship Game.
Scott Drew will be coaching in his first ever championship game.
This is the 5th championship game appearance for the Big 12 and the first time in history that the Big 12 has had back-to-back appearances in the championship game.
- 2003 - Kansas
- 2008 - Kansas
- 2012 - Kansas
- 2019 - Texas Tech
- 2021 - Baylor
Baylor's win over #6 Houston is the highest AP ranked team they have defeated in tournament history. Their previous high was over #10 Arkansas in the Elite Eight. Before this tournament, they had never defeated an AP Top 15 team.
Baylor is 2-0 vs. teams from Texas in the tournament. They defeated Sam Houston State 68-59 in the 2010 Round of 64.
Houston is 33-27 in the NCAA Tournament
Houston is 2-4 in National Semifinals. The loss snaps a 2-game winning streak in this round.
Houston is 2-5 vs. teams from Texas in the tournament
Today's game was the 14th time that two teams from the state of Texas played each other in the tournament. The 14 intra-state games is 4th behind California (29), Pennsylvania (17) and Kentucky (16).
|1956||Southern Methodist||68||Texas Tech||67||Round of 32|
|1956||Southern Methodist||89||Houston||74||Sweet Sixteen|
|1961||Texas Tech||69||Houston||67||Regional Third Place|
|1963||Texas||65||Texas-El Paso||47||Round of 32|
|1964||Texas-El Paso||68||Texas A&M||62||Round of 32|
|1965||Southern Methodist||89||Houston||87||Regional Third Place|
|1967||Houston||83||Southern Methodist||75||Elite Eight|
|1968||Houston||103||Texas Christian||68||Elite Eight|
|1969||Texas A&M||81||Trinity, Texas||66||Round of 32|
|1972||Texas||85||Houston||74||Round of 32|
|2010||Baylor||68||Sam Houston State||59||Round of 64|
|2018||Texas Tech||70||Stephen F. Austin||60||Round of 64|
|2021||Abilene Christian||53||Texas||52||Round of 64|