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TV Rating For Last Night’s UNC-Villanova National Championship Game Released

Monday night’s North Carolina-Villanova national championship game was an all-time classic on the court. The Wildcats topped the Tar Heels on an incredible buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Kris Jenkins.  Was it an all-timer in its TV rating?  Unsurprisingly, no.  Viewership was expected to drop with the championship game being switched from CBS to TBS and that’s what happened....
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC Players Share Heartfelt Messages After Crushing Title Game Loss

North Carolina lost last night’s national championship game in heartbreaking fashion. After the game, the Tar Heel players maintained tremendous class in what they shared on social media.  Take guard Joel Berry and forward Theo Pinson, for example.  My brothers for lif — Theo pinson (@tpinsonn) April 5, 2016 Hell of a year man! Came up short, but wouldn’t trade it for...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Former UNC Star Danny Green Sends Heartfelt Message To Tar Heels After Loss

North Carolina found itself on the wrong end of a buzzer-beater Monday night in the NCAA National Championsip, falling to Villanova 77-74. It was a tough loss. With players likely feeling the pain this morning, former UNC star Danny Green wanted to send them a message to help lift their spirits. The photo he posted with it is awesome, too. Win or lose, we are still very...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan Crying Memes Dominated Internet After Villanova Buzzer-Beater

You knew it was coming. You knew, if North Carolina lost the national championship, the crying Jordan meme was going to take over the Internet. Add in the fact Michael Jordan was actually in attendance along with the fact the Tar Heels lost in the most excruciating fashion possible, and it was the “Crying Jordan” meme’s finest night. First, some background. There’s a meme...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: UNC’s Mascot Got Sucker-Punched Seconds After Title Game Loss

If you’re a North Carolina fan, you likely woke up Tuesday morning with a pit in your stomach after watching the Tar Heels lose at the buzzer in the national title game. If you’re the North Carolina mascot, you might have two reasons for pain. In the below video, UNC’s mascot, Rameses, can be seen on the left side of the screen viewing the final play of the game – Kris Jenkins’...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Did UNC’s Mascot Get Sucker-Punched After Villanova’s Buzzer-Beater?

It was a pretty tough night to be North Carolina basketball fan Monday. But the school’s own mascot might have had the worst night of any Tar Heel supporter. Rameses the Ram was among the many UNC fans who looked on in dismay at Houston’s NRG Stadium as Villanova’s Kris Jenkins drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Wildcats to their first national championship since...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: North Carolina’s Roy Williams gets choked up in post-game interview

While Villanova celebrated one of the wildest finishes in NCAA Tournament national championship game history, North Carolina dealt with the emotional anguish of watching your titles hopes disappear at the same time as the game clock. For head coach Roy Williams, that pain was too much to mask in his postgame interview with Tracy Wolfson. At times, it seemed North Carolina was...
Via The Comeback
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: One Shining Moment 2016

TBS’ first NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship Game could not gone any better after a Final Four that could not have gone any worse. A barnburner between North Carolina and Villanova with dueling three pointers at the end with Marcus Paige hitting a game-tying three pointer with 4.7 seconds left, then Kris Jenkins hitting the buzzer beater with no time left to give Villanova...
Via Awful Announcing
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova won the championship, and coach Jay Wright didn’t seem to care

After North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a crazy three-pointer to tie Monday night’s National Championship game 74-74, Villanova’s Kris Jenkins responded with a three-pointer of his own (and at the buzzer) to give the Wildcats the title. One of the greatest moment in the history of college basketball. Everyone — excluding UNC fans, of course — went bonkers! Everyone…...
Via The Comeback
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hubert Davis heartbroken after North Carolina loss

Former UNC guard and current Tar Heels assistant coach Hubert Davis was heartbroken after North Carolina lost the national championship game to Villanova on Monday night. Davis was photographed with his hand over his face, crying after the 77-74 defeat: Think the players are the only ones who take losses hard. Hubert Davis is hurting in the UNC locker room right now pic.twitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Brice Johnson crying after North Carolina loss (Video)

As great as the finish was between Villanova and North Carolina in the national championship game, we also must remind ourselves that there is the agony of defeat felt by the losing team. North Carolina forward Brice Johnson fell short of a title in his final collegiate game and closed his career in tears: Johnson was one of six seniors on a North Carolina team that unfortunately...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch The Dean Dome Full Of UNC Fans Go Dead Silent After Kris Jenkins’ Buzzer-Beater

Oh, man. The following video is brutal.  Thousands of North Carolina students and fans showed up to the Dean Dome tonight to watch the Tar Heels play Villanova in the national championship game.  UNC, of course, lost on a heartbreaking buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins.  Here’s the Dean Dome’s collective crushing reaction.  Oh my word that was insane...
Via College Spun
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s the INSANE finish to the Villanova-UNC National Championship

The finish to the North Carolina-Villanova national championship game… wow. Just, wow. I’m honestly having a hard time even typing this because I’m like shaking in shock from what just happened. With 4.6 seconds left, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige somehow hit this double-clutch three in between two Villanova defenders to tie the game 74-74. Fittingly, this shot looked a bit...
Via The Comeback
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova wins championship on buzzer beater

Kris Jenkins gave us one of the best and most memorable shots in college basketball history when he buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Villanova the national championship over North Carolina. Right after Marcus Paige had made an improbable three to tie the game at 74, Jenkins went up the court and nailed a buzzer-beater for one of the best championship game endings ever: ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Arguably The Greatest Ending In Title Game History

Tonight’s national championship game was incredible from start to finish, and what a finish it was. First, North Carolina tied the game at 74 with less than five seconds remaining on an insane double-clutch three-point shot from senior guard Marcus Paige. YGBSM #nationalchamionship https://t.co/Wc2XliZCSh — Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) April 5, 2016 Marcus Paige, ladies &...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Paige hits crazy three pointer to tie game

Down three with time running out…Marcus Paige is forced to change his shot and somehow it goes in!  
Via The Student Section
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Final Four has bad spelling mistake for North Carolina

The Final Four has come and gone and in just about an hour, we will crown a new national champion as either the Villanova Wildcats or North Carolina Tar Heels will claim the trophy. However, someone working at NRG Stadium seemed to not know exactly where the Tar Heels hailed from as it showed in a pretty big mistake at the concession stands. On a sign that read “Final Four Fan...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan at title game with Ahmad Rashad

Michael Jordan was in attendance for North Carolina’s championship game appearance against Villanova on Monday night, and of course he was there with good pal Ahmad Rashad. MJ, who played basketball at UNC in the early-’80s, seemed to be less than thrilled for whatever reason. "Really Ahmad? THIS is the best you could for seats?" (via @SportsCenter) pic.twitter.com/l87FETDP5y...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina title stars turning up in droves tonight

The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels will soon take on the No. 2 Villanova Wildcats for a national championship at Houston’s NRG Stadium, and Tar Heels of championships past are turning up in great numbers. According to Andrew Carter of The News & Observer, at least one player from each UNC national championship team is in attendance tonight. Carter also provided an unofficial...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC has starters from all five title teams at Monday's title game

North Carolina’s men’s basketball program has won five national championships. The Tar Heels will be looking to add a sixth tonight.  As Roy Williams’ squad attempts to hang banner No. 6 against Villanova, it’ll have the support of all of the program’s past title teams.  According to Andrew Carter of The News & Observer, there is at least one former player from...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina vs. Villanova for NCAA Tournament title

HOUSTON (AP) North Carolina and Villanova roll into the NCAA Tournament championship game, averaging a combined 20 points per victory so far. Tipoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 8:19 CDT on Monday night. The Tar Heels are looking for their sixth national championship, and third since coach Roy Williams took over in 2003-04. North Carolina is in the championship game for...
Via AP on Fox
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mother Of Nate Britt, Kris Jenkins gets custom shirt for national title game

Nate Britt and Kris Jenkins are two of the players taking the court at NRG Stadium on Monday night in the 2016 NCAA Tournament final between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Villanova Wildcats. Britt and Jenkins also happen to be brothers on opposing sides, so the mother of the two young men finds herself in a tough spot. In order to stay neutral, the mother of the adopted brothers...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Sportsbook Bovada Has Brice Johnson As Favorite To Win NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

UNC enters tonight’s national championship match-up against Villanova as a three point favorite, so it should be no surprise that the Tar Heels’ top player is the favorite to take home the NCAA Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award. Bovada has forward Brice Johnson at +110 to win the award, with Villanova’s Josh Hart as the second favorite at +325. Here is the full set...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nova-UNC: The national title game college basketball needs

This year has been a dramatic one for college basketball, and the emotions have all been very real — the elation attached to a No. 1 ranking, the stabbing, dagger-like pain brought on by a buzzer-beater, the duality of a major blowout and the responsibility that comes with being the last two teams left standing. A Villanova-North Carolina national championship game isn’t what...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Jordan, Other Former UNC Stars Will Attend Tonight’s Title Game

North Carolina has a fairly important contest Monday night. The Tar Heels, after defeating Syracuse this past Saturday, will meet Villanova in the national championship game. It looks like some former UNC stars will be on-hand to take the game in live. Maybe even the biggest of them all. According to Harold Guttman of the Durham Herald-Sun, Harrison Barnes claims that Michael Jordan...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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