Daily Archives: April 4, 2017
2016 National Championship: Villanova defeated UNC 77-74.
2017 National Championship: UNC defeated Gonzaga 71-65.
What a difference a year makes. Literally.
The North Carolina Tar Heels battled the Gonzaga Bulldogs in a
great close NCAA title game last night. The shooting for both teams did not inspire of a lot of NBA Jam-worthy moments and the officiating became the third squad on the court instead of the invisible hand that ensures the game remains under control. Still, the final couple minutes provided terrific drama and millions of viewers saw the Tar Heels play with a determination motivated by a feeling that they felt they had to win the championship this year.
That was the deciding factor concerning UNC’s late fuel of adrenaline and basketball prowess with the national championship on the line.
And UNC’s winning finish not only gave Roy Williams his third national championship with the Tar Heels and UNC its sixth national championship, but also one more shiny thing…
The ceiling is the roof for this UNC basketball program, as Michael Jordan might say (well, he actually did say those words about a month ago).
Either way, the ceiling (or the roof) in the Dean Dome will be adding another national championship banner.
Congrats to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.