North Carolina won its sixth men’s basketball NCAA national championship on Monday night after topping Gonzaga 71-65. It marks the third time coach Roy Williams has cut down the championship nets since his tenure began at UNC in 2003.
After a disappointing Final Four game on Saturday, vermont guard Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels on Monday night over Gonzaga.
With both groups No. 1 seeds from their regions that are respective there was clearly no Cinderella ending this March Madness. UNC was in the championship game for the second consecutive year, and even though a Gonzaga win could have marked the program’s first national title, the Zags achieving the Final Four had been certainly no surprise, as the team went 37-1 until yesterday.
UNC was ranked No. 3 overall of the 68 groups to produce the NCAA competition, and Gonzaga had been number 4.
The even matchup allowed Vegas oddsmakers to exhale and never concern yourself with an underdog that is massive long chances taking the trophy. By tipoff, the Westgate SuperBook had the true point spread at zero, meaning there clearly was no favorite.
However, sportsbooks got the total points incorrect, way wrong. The over/under was set at 155 points, but the 71-65 score of 136 arrived in well below that number.
North Carolina’s win was also good for the written publications in terms of futures. The Tar Heels were a preseason