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UNC 2017 Basketball National Champions

UNC 2017 Basketball National Champions

UNC 2017 Basketball National Champions

Olivia Brown, Writer

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The UNC Men’s Basketball team faced off against Gonzaga University in the National Championships last night and came out on top. North Carolina secured their 6th Basketball National Championship win and broke their tie with Duke for having the most NCAA Championships in the ACC.

With the lead of head coach Roy Williams, the Tarheels have made strides in basketball with giving their coach two National Championships. The 2017 champion ship will make it a third one to add to the books.

After suffering a terrible heartbreak loss last year at the national championships game, UNC was toking for redemption. If Gonzaga planned on winning, they were going to have to fight hard for this game.

Although UNC won the game, Gonzaga was leading at the half 35-21. They were in control of the game and were playing well defensively. “The Tar Heels were plagued by poor shooting throughout much of the first half, shooting just 30.6% from the field and a putrid 15.4% from beyond the arc. The two players who carried North Carolina to the title game —  Kennedy Meeks and Justin Jackson — combined to score just 10 points prior to halftime.”

The second half of the game was a nail bitter. The teams kept going back and forth and at this point it was anyone’s game. Isaiah Hicks came up big and scored the Tarheels a major shot to score them further ahead of Gonzaga with only 22 seconds remaining.

The final score go the game was 65-71.

Not only did North Carolina’s Mens Basketball win the championship, but the USC (South Carolina) Women’s Basketball team won the national championship as well. Clemson University earned themselves a football national championship this year and Coastal Carolina earned themselves a baseball national championship. Don’t ever underestimate what The Carolinas can accomplish.

 

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