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North Carolina Are The 2017 College Hoops National Champions

The North Carolina Tar Heels flipped the script from last season, taking the 2017 college basketball national championship.
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In the first half, the two teams traded runs, but Gonzaga had the upper hand at the break. Both Gonzaga and North Carolina also had long stretches of doing absolutely nothing.

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The boys in black and white were very busy throughout the game, and I ain’t talking about Gonzaga. Zach Collins fouled out at about the five-minute mark as part of a flurry of second-half fouls that had both teams in the bonus before the under-12 timeout. It seemed all downhill from the Zags thereafter, but they hung in there and kept the contest close.

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As one would imagine, the Bulldogs and Tar Heels took frequent trips to the free throw line. Aside from North Carolina missing a bunch of them, both teams truly were dreadful in terms of shooting. That’s intended to be a general statement, not meant to imply that every single shot taken was terrible. Each school came in well under 40 percent from the floor, and trust me: it wasn’t all good defense.

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Congratulations to North Carolina. Party time in Chapel Hill. We’ll remember better basketball games in our day but it was nevertheless a hard-earned title for the Tar Heels.

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