North Carolina Staged Epic Comeback To Win Their 6th National Championship

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A year after falling short on this stage, North Carolina outplayed Gonzaga to secure the school’s sixth national title.

The Tar Heels staged an incredible comeback after being down 35-32 at the half, and after making only 4-of-27 3-point shots.

They came out of the half-time locker room on fire, scoring the first eight points of the second half to give themselves a 40-35 lead.

Gonzaga shot just 27.6% percent in the second half, but played their hearts out even up to the last minute. In the end, UNC simply played harder, scoring the final 8 points of the game and securing their 6th national title with a final score of 71-65.

North Carolina coach Williams now joins an elite group of legendary coaches that includes John Wooden, Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight, Adolph Rupp and Jim Calhoun with his third national title.

β€œIn the end, when you’re watching your kids jump around on the court, there’s no better feeling for a coach,” Williams commented after the game.

In true Tar Heel fashion, downtown Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street was flooded just moments after the final buzzer;

What did you think of last night’s game?

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