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NCAA Tournament at 75: Ranking the Champions

6. North Carolina, 1982 James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Michael Jordan. Does much more need to be written? The junior-sophomore-freshman trio combined to give coach Dean Smith his first national title, as Worthy led the team with 15.6 points per game, Perkins grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game, and Jordan shot better than 53 percent -- including making what would become the iconic game-winner in the national title game against Georgetown.


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