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Villanova wins NCAA Championship at the buzzer

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The Villanova Wildcats won what might have been the greatest NCAA Championship Game in history on Monday night, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Kris Jenkins. The final shot ruined a courageous North Carolina comeback from 10 points down with less than five minutes remaining. Carolina’s comeback was complete when Marcus Paige made a circus, double clutch three pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds remaining. After a Villanova timeout, Ryan Arcidiacono…

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Roy Williams could join coaching royalty with another title

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North Carolina is one win from a sixth national championship. Roy Williams is one win from joining coaching royalty. Only five men have won more than two national championships. All are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and immediately recognizable to college basketball fans. A win Monday night over Villanova would vault Williams, who won titles in 2005 and 2009, into the group that includes John Wooden (10), Mike Krzyzewski (5), Adolph Rupp (4), Bob Knight (3) and…

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North Carolina, Villanova meet for national championship

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North Carolina and Villanova meet on Monday night in Houston to decide college basketball’s champion for the 2015-2016 season. Although this is the first time the two will square off in the championship game, there’s some Final Four history between them. The Tar Heels’ most recent title came in 2009 when they beat the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 in Detroit. To reach the title game, North Carolina first had to get by the Wildcats 83-69. Monday’s game will mark the…

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Tar Heels cruise by Orange; will play Villanova for title

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The North Carolina Tar Heels earned their place in the national championship game with an 83-66 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. The Tar Heels wore down a pesky Orange team at NRG Stadium in Houston and earned their place against the Villanova Wildcats. North Carolina’s tall and strong front line made up for off-target long-range shooting. While the Tar Heels shot only four of 17 from three-point range, they were 35 for 65 overall, many on layups, dunks and put-back.…

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Tar Heels beat Notre Dame, head to Final Four

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For the 19th time, the North Carolina Tar Heels are heading to the men’s basketball Final Four. The top seeded Tar Heels  disposed of the pesky Notre Dame Fighting Irish 88-74 in Sunday’s East Regional final played in Philadelphia. The Irish tried to hang around on grit and determination, but the size and power of the Tar Heels proved to be too much. Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey used only six players in trying to contain the bigger Tar Heels,…

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ACC goes 4-for-4 in Friday NCAA action

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Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams prevailed in Friday’s regional semi-final action, setting up conference match ups in the regional finals on Sunday. Virginia, the top seed in the Midwest Regional, dominated fourth-seeded Iowa State, 84-71. Notre Dame, the sixth seed in the East Regional, made a stunning comeback in the final seconds to defeat seventh-seeded Wisconsin, 61-56. The Midwest’s Region’s 10th seed, Syracuse, made a late comeback and edged 11th seeded Gonzaga 63-60. North Carolina, the top seed in the…

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Virginia tops Miami, faces North Carolina in ACC final

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The Virginia Cavaliers jumped on the Miami Hurricanes, then held them at bay for the rest of the game to earn a 73-68 victory Saturday night in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament in Washington, DC. Virginia made scoring difficult for the Hurricanes, as they do for every opponent. Miami actually shot the ball reasonably well, connecting on 56 percent of their shots, but Virginia forced them into 16 turnovers. Their pressure on the ball allowed resulted in the Hurricanes…

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