The Gonzaga Bulldogs were on the verge of making history. They were about to become the first team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to finish an NCAA season undefeated and with an immaculate 32-0 record.
Gonzaga had its way throughout the regular season and didn't struggle to establish their dominance in the playoffs either, aside from that legendary half-court buzzer-beater in overtime to get past UCLA.
The Bulldogs entered last night's matchup as 3.5-point favorites vs. the Baylor Bears. However, they didn't lead for a single second of the game and were trailing by double digits almost from the jump ball.
At the end of the day, Baylor were just too good, too strong, and too efficient. Gongaza's ball movement was useless as they missed countless wide-open shots, and their dream of a perfect season slipped right through their hands.
Perfect Season Gone: Funniest Memes And Reactions From Baylor's Win Over Gonzaga
It seemed like Gonzaga were destined to become the latest undefeated champion. Duke and Kentucky both missed the NCAA Tourney for the first time since 1976, which was also the last time a team finished a season without a single loss.
But now that they couldn't get the job done, trolls and content creators flooded social media with hilarious memes and reactions from their epic loss to Baylor. Here, we'll show you some of the best we could find.
There should be no shame in losing in the Final but hey, like they told the Golden State Warriors in 2016: 73-9 'Don't mean a thing without the ring', and no one will remember the team that 'almost' won.
At least, Gonzaga fans will get to watch Jalen Suggs take the floor in the NBA next season as a projected top-3 Draft pick. But other than that, there aren't many things to cheer for if you're a Bulldogs fan.