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Franklin Street packed in Chapel Hill as Tar Heel fans celebrate championship

In addition to more than 9,000 fans watching UNC win the NCAA Championship game in the Dean Dome Monday night, thousands came out to celebrate the win on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. Just seconds after the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga 71-65, hundreds of fans swarmed Franklin Street at Columbia Street, blocking the intersection. Fans had already lit a bonfire. (WNCN)

North Carolina scratches and claws its way to Roy Williams' third title

Roy Williams wanted this. He wanted his players to want it, too. In a game like this, every offensive rebound, every shot, every single, seemingly inconsequential second -- all of it would count. He was right. Soon enough, North Carolina would scrape and claw and battle its way to the third national title of Williams' career, defeating Gonzaga 71-65. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC vs. Gonzaga Game Highlights

Highlights from North Carolina's 71-65 win over Gonzaga on Monday night in Phoenix, giving the Tar Heels their 6th national championship in team history. Point guard Joel Berry was named Most Outstanding Player and will have his jersey hoisted to the Smith Center rafters. View Video...

Redemption: Carolina Basketball's 2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History

This is the story of a national championship that was a year in the making. "Redemption: Carolina Basketball’s Journey from Heartbreak to History" is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels’ ride to the 2017 national title. This book is the most complete chronicle of a UNC national championship ever made available. (UNC Press)

North Carolina beats Gonzaga for sixth national championship

North Carolina won its sixth national championship in school history in a tight game Monday against Gonzaga, 71–65. ?It was a sloppy game filled with fouls, and both teams struggled to make shots from the field. The game tightened up, though, in the final minutes. UNC was led by point guard Joel Berry II, who battled through ankle injuries but scored a game-high 21. (Sports Illustrated)

Box Score: University of National Champions 71, Gonzaga 65

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 71-65 national-championship victory over Gonzaga on Monday night in Phoenix. (View Box Score)

Tar Heel seniors to end career on biggest stage

For North Carolina's five seniors --- Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks, Nate Britt, Stilman White, and Kanler Coker --- Monday's National Championship game will be their last game as a Tar Heel. The last time they will put on a Carolina jersey as a UNC player. (Carolina Blue)

Gonzaga vs. UNC breakdown, who has the edge where

The computers predict Gonzaga will win, while the betting line has UNC as the favorite. There’s plenty of split out here in Arizona among the writers as well. All signs are pointing to a pretty good championship ending for the 2016-17 season. With that in mind, let’s look at what we should expect tonight from a matchup standpoint. (CBS Sports)

5 reasons the North Carolina vs. Gonzaga national championship game will be awesome

While the Gonzaga angle is the headline-grabber for obvious reasons, North Carolina also brings a sexy backstory of its own into Monday night. Let us not forget that the Tar Heels were on the receiving end of arguably the greatest finish in NCAA tournament history just 364 days ago. (SB Nation)

Even Roy Williams takes note of UNC Baseball's 1st sweep at FSU

Roy Williams had a lot on his plate this weekend with his North Carolina basketball team playing in the Final Four. He still had time to keep tabs on the Tar Heels' baseball team, which posted its first road sweep against Florida State in program history. Williams, who regularly attends games at Boshamer Stadium, offered congratulations to coach Mike Fox via text. (Associated Press)

UNC’s last great recruiting class has kept the Tar Heels on top of the college basketball world

Theo Pinson had the chance to get out. He knew Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II did, too. All three had committed to North Carolina as high school juniors in early 2013 just before a sprawling academic scandal started to hit the program. Each player was a coveted five-star prospect with other coaches anxiously waiting for them to re-open their recruitments. (SB Nation)

Why North Carolina can win it all

For the second time in 365 days, North Carolina will play for a national championship on Monday night. Many of the same characters from last year’s title matchup will be back for the Tar Heels, but they’ll be doing everything they can to script a different ending. No. 1 seed Gonzaga will be UNC’s foe this time around. (FanRag Sports)

North Carolina-Gonzaga is a national title game showdown unlike any other we’ve ever seen

Six Tar Heels, including three starters, who will appear in Monday night’s championship game against Gonzaga were also on the court in Houston 364 days prior. They were there for a championship most expected them to win, and they were there when the realization of that dream was snatched away in the cruelest way imaginable. (SB Nation)

3 Keys To Beating Gonzaga

The Bulldogs are shooting 38 percent from 3-point range this season, but in the last four NCAA Tournament games versus programs from power conferences they are shooting 42 percent. In the Elite 8 and Final Four, the Zags have converted 21 of 43 shots from 3-point range, which is good for 49 percent. The Tar Heels can’t allow the Zags to be over 40 percent from 3. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Three Advantages North Carolina and Gonzaga Take Into the National Title Game

Isn’t it amazing how every team that plays North Carolina knows that the Heels are going to crash the glass for 40 minutes, yet UNC still finds a way to dominate the offensive boards? Imagine a boxer telling his opponent that he’s going to throw exclusively right hooks for an entire match and then beating the heck out of that opponent by throwing only right hooks. (The Ringer)

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 71
Gonzaga: 65
Mon, Apr 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Northern Iowa
Fri, Nov 10, TBD

UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Basketball Standings
(6) North Carolina14-433-7
(16) Florida State12-626-9
(14) Notre Dame12-626-10
(10) Louisville12-625-9
(7) Duke11-728-9
(24) Virginia11-723-11
Virginia Tech10-822-11
Wake Forest9-919-14
Georgia Tech8-1021-16
NC State4-1415-17
Boston College2-169-23

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