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Video: UNC National Championship Postgame Press Conference

Roy Williams, Marcus Paige, and Joel Berry talk to the media following the Tar Heels' 77-74 loss to Villanova in the national championship game on April 4, 2016. View Video...

Video: Marcus Paige - The Four Years Means The World To Me, Wouldn't Trade A Thing

Marcus Paige was emotional as he spoke to the media following UNC's 77-74 loss to Villanova in the NCAA Championship Game. Paige said that playing for the Tar Heels was the best experience of his life and he wouldn't change a thing, even the tough losses like this one. View Video...

Video: Roy Williams Proud Of His Team After Heartbreaking Loss To Villanova

An emotional Roy Williams spoke to the media after UNC lost a heartbreaker to Villanova in the National Championship Game, 77-74. Listen to Williams explain how proud he is of his Tar Heel squad. View Video...

Welcome Home The Tar Heels On Tuesday

Fans wishing to greet members of the Tar Heel men's basketball team after their Final Four trip to Houston may welcome the team back to Chapel Hill outside Entrance D at the Smith Center at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Parking will be available in the Manning Lot, Bowles Lot and Craige Deck. (GoHeels.com)

Williams, Paige, Berry Post-Villanova Press Conference Quotes

Marcus Paige: This has been the most fun I've had in my entire life with this team, all the way up until that last horn went off. It's hard because at some point tonight I have to take this jersey off and I never get to put it back on. I just have to rely on all the memories I have with my teammates. I'm telling you, this is the most fun year in my entire life. I don't know what else to say. (ASAP Sports)

NCAA Championship: Villanova 77, UNC 74

It wasn't meant to be. Nova executed a perfect play getting the ball to Kris Jenkins who drilled a three as time expired to give Villanova the 2016 NCAA Championship. In his final game as a Tar Heel, Marcus Paige scored 21 points and shot 4-7 from three to go with six assists and five rebounds. Joel Berry went for 20 points and four assists. UNC ends the season 33-7. (Tar Heel Blog)

Villanova tops Carolina 77-74 on Jenkins' buzzer-beater

Kris Jenkins spotted up and swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer Monday night to lift Villanova to the national title with a 77-74 victory over North Carolina — one of the wildest finishes in the history of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova worked the ball to Jenkins moments after Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch 3 with 4.3 seconds left to draw the Tar Heels even. (Associated Press)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Villanova

Just a terrible, terrible time to go cold from the field for the Tar Heels. The Wildcats consistently got good looks during an important stretch midway through the second half, then contested every pass and forced the Tar Heels to take tough shots with a hand in their face. That allowed Villanova to build a ten-point lead with 5:29 left and then hold on for the heart-breaking win. (GoHeels.com)

Box Score: Villanova 77, North Carolina 74

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 77-74 loss to Villanova in the NCAA championship game in Houston, Texas. (View Box Score)

Paige's last time wearing a Carolina jersey

Senior guard Marcus Paige has quite the career at Carolina. The veteran, four-year starter has been UNC basketball during his time in Chapel Hill. He has become beloved by the Tar Heel fans, and of course done pretty well on the court too. On Monday night, the All-American will don the Carolina blue and white jersey one last time. (Carolina Blue)

Williams sticks to his Heels

Roy Williams gave Kennedy Meeks chance after chance to prove that he could produce – even when Meeks wasn't. And Meeks isn’t the only one. “Coaching is trying things,” Williams said. “Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Kennedy went through a rough stretch. I kept trying to give him confidence because I wanted him to be a better player.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Roy Williams needs no validation, but third title will silence many critics

At this stage of his career, Williams is as comfortable in his own skin as ever, yet the level of criticism he receives by media and fans alike seems to exceed what would be expected for someone who has achieved so much. In the summer of 2014, ESPN ranked the top 50 coaches in college basketball. Williams was listed at No. 16. (Since then, he has a 10-10 record against the coaches who were ranked ahead of him.) (Today's U)

Rasheed Wallace and Harrison Barnes mentors for UNC players

North Carolina starting sophomores Justin Jackson and Joel Berry are different players. Jackson, a 6-8 wing, likes to score on the baseline and sneak inside for put-backs and floaters. Berry, a 6-0 point guard, can beat a defender off the dribble and score from the outside. No matter their differences both players will always share a connection to the Carolina Family. (Carolina Blue)

The case for Carolina

Fact is, it has become increasingly obvious in recent years that to reach the top tier of college basketball, some sort of bending of the rules isn't just normal, it's necessary. We spend most of the year hammering the NCAA for its arcane, oppressive rules, but when we have an opportunity to use them as a hammer with which to bludgeon a team or a coach we don't like, we suddenly embrace them. (Sports on Earth)

Why Villanova will beat North Carolina to become the NCAA national champion

The oddsmakers have installed North Carolina as a slight favorite, but Villanova is going to be the NCAA national champion. As we saw against Oklahoma, the Wildcats can get hot offensively. They have one of the nation’s top scoring units (122.0 points per 100 possessions) and can consistently hit shots on the perimeter or in the paint. (Washington Post)

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