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North Carolina-Gonzaga: What the Final Four tells us about the national championship game

Joel Berry doesn’t look 100 percent. Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks carried the load against Oregon, in part because Berry scuffled. The junior point guard went 2-for-14 against the Ducks – Berry is playing with two sprained ankles and didn’t show the explosion he typically does. When healthy, Berry is the engine of a lethal transition attack. (NCAA.com)

Mark Few, Gonzaga Players Pre-Championship Press Conference

Mark Few (Video): "I've always followed Roy's teams. My first five, gosh, all the way into Turiaf years -- imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Is that right or wrong or backwards or something? But it's meant the same way. We called it the Kansas break. I ran the Kansas break for my first seven years." (ASAP Sports)

UNC vs. Gonzaga Preview

For the second year in a row, UNC will play for the national championship on Monday night. The Tar Heels will face Gonzaga for the title in Glendale, Arizona. The game tips off at 9:20 p.m. ET on CBS. Gonzaga was able to outlast the overachieving South Carolina Gamecocks, 77-73, en route to the program’s first national championship game berth. (Inside Carolina)

Nate Britt is UNC's latest unsung postseason hero

Nate Britt’s contribution wasn’t as memorable or dramatic as Maye’s career-best 17-point performance against the Wildcats in the NCAA South Region final, an effort punctuated by a last-second game-winning jumper. But by coming in late in the first half to ignite a spark under UNC’s stagnant offense. (North State Journal)

3 keys for UNC and Gonzaga in Monday’s national championship game

It’ll be a battle of “blue blood” vs. “new blood” in Monday’s national championship game. North Carolina will play for its sixth national championship in Glendale. Gonzaga will be looking for its first, in its first title game appearance. So what can we expect when these two teams take the court? Here are three things each team has to do to come out on top. (FOX Sports)

Numbers, matchups seem to favor Gonzaga in title game vs. UNC

North Carolina has the most NCAA Tournament victories since 2000 (46). This is Mark Few’s first Final Four and Roy Williams’ ninth -- only Mike Krzyzewski (12), John Wooden (12) and Dean Smith (11) have more Final Four appearances -- and the top six players in the Tar Heels’ rotation have been on the roster for 14 NCAA Tournament games over the last three years. (CBS Sports)

6 years later, UNC basketball Mormon can say goodbye — again

For the second time, Stilman White is ready for his career at UNC to come to an end. For the first time, it’s actually going to happen. When White left Chapel Hill following his freshman season to spend two years as a Mormon missionary, he assumed his spot with the Tar Heels left with him. “I’d been gone for so long, I honestly wasn’t quite sure what would happen." (New York Post)

Tar Heels claw victory away from potential nightmare finish

Justin Jackson sat in a chair in front of his locker and answered questions from the media in a monotone. In another world, perhaps a parallel dimension, he may have said something else, but in this one, the junior gave one of the most jarring statements in an odd night of basketball. “We’re thrilled,” Jackson said, in complete deadpan. “We’re ecstatic.” (Carolina Blue)

UNC fans celebrate return to NCAA title game along Franklin Street

North Carolina fans celebrated Saturday night after the team defeated Oregon, which puts the Tar Heels in the NCAA Championship game for the second year in a row. “I was really hoping for a Carolina-Carolina final, but Gonzaga is a good opponent. Oh, knock on wood,” said UNC freshman Nick Scott-Hearn while the game against Oregon was still in doubt. (WNCN)

2017 NCAA Final Four Delivers Big Ratings Increases

This year’s Final Four doubleheader was up 37% with both games going down to the wire, over last year when the doubleheader was decided by a combined 61 points. North Carolina-Oregon delivered a 11.5 rating, up 42% from 2016 and tied with 2002 as the second highest rating for the late Final Four game in 19 years (1998). The game peaked with a 13.1 rating. (NCAA.com)

UNC, Gonzaga feature beastly bigs in NCAA title game

Their pedigrees are different, but both teams are loaded with veterans. Both have some heft in the middle. When Gonzaga meets North Carolina for the NCAA national championship on Monday night, it could be quite a brawl. "They're big just like us and they match up with us pretty well," UNC's Theo Pinson said. "Their guards are really good." The centers are beastly. (Associated Press)

Tony Bradley is UNC's best pro prospect you haven't heard about — and he likes it that way

At 6-10 with a 7-4 wingspan, freshman Tony Bradley shares dimensions more with a wacky, waving, inflatable arm-flailing tube man than the average human. That can make slinking into the background a bit tougher. You know what else can make it tough? Playing well enough to where he could reasonably make the decision to become a one-and-done. (Sporting News)

Kennedy Meeks makes Tar Heel mentor Sean May proud

Sean May is a UNC legend, the 2005 Final Four MVP. At 6-foot-9, over 260 pounds, it wasn’t often that May met his match in size or physicality on the court. Therefore, you can understand May’s shock when he showed up to play pick-up in Chapel Hill a few summers ago, and saw a freshman both as big and strong as he was. His name was Kennedy Meeks. (FOX Sports)

Redemption has been rare in college basketball

Wait 'til next year? North Carolina actually did. One year after a heartbreaking, last-second loss in the NCAA Championship game, UNC booked another ticket to the final, a ticket on a very unique train. The 2016-17 Tar Heels are just the eighth team to lose in the final then make it all the way back to the title game the next year. Redemption is rare in college basketball. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Post-Oregon Locker Room Celebration

Get a backstage look inside the North Carolina locker room as the Tar Heels celebrate their 77-76 win over Oregon in the Final Four to advance to Monday night's national championship game against Gonzaga. Read More...

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Stanford
Mon, Nov 20, TBD

Thu, Nov 23, TBD ESPN

Fri, Nov 24, 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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