UNC Overcomes Gonzaga to Win Sixth NCAA Championship

UNC Overcomes Gonzaga to Win Sixth NCAA Championship

UNC Overcomes Gonzaga to Win Sixth NCAA Championship

UNC Overcomes Gonzaga to Win Sixth NCAA Championship

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It’s redemption for the Tar Heels. North Carolina avenged last year’s devastating finals loss, beating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65 in Arizona last night to claim its sixth national title.

After a fast-paced start, the Tar Heels barely survived a scrappy, foul-ridden second half to hold on to their tight lead in the final minutes. It’s a brutal ending for the Gonzaga team, which had experienced a remarkable 37-1 run building up to the final, but for UNC it’s an emotional victory rich with joy and vindication.