Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Local | By Adrian Hale

UNC Basketball Team Celebrates Championship With Fans

UNC Basketball Team Celebrates Championship With Fans

"He spent his high school career doing the same thing", Lake Highland Prep coach Jason Vallery said on Tuesday, remembering how Berry came back from injuries to lead the Orlando private school to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014. But not close enough.

North Carolina's Roy Williams is in his ninth Final Four and fourth championship game, two of which were titles in 2005 and '09. He seemingly hung in mid-air for a couple seconds, then pushed the ball off the backboard and in with 21.9 seconds left.

The team visited in 2009, however, when noted college basketball fan Barack Obama invited them after their win that year (Williams was a fan).

Tall as trees, the Tar Heels and the "Zags" gave the country a fitting, back-and-forth struggle with plenty of excitement along the way, and it proved a nice story within a story.

Roy Williams has spoken out against President Donald Trump before, making it unclear if Tar Heels will visit White House after National Championship win.

Well, this year, it wasn't a worry. 'But let me think on it'.

"Coach Rob just said, 'remember that moment and how we felt a year ago". "From my angle, it didn't look like it was a situation where there was an out-of-bounds situation or else I would have called for a review", Few said.

North Carolina forward Theo Pinson has been the source of comedic relief for the Tar Heels throughout this remarkable NCAA title run. If this doesn't prompt the NCAA to consider adding a sixth foul, I don't know what will. "You still have to officiate the game and I thought they did a good job".

"I do that all the time in practice where I hide I guess you could say", Meeks said about the steal.

Joel Berry II came to the desert not sure if he would be able to play.

After Meeks was the first player with 25 points and 10 rebounds in a Final Four game since Greg Oden (2007) in UNC's matchup against Oregon, Meeks scored a subpar 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field, but pulled down 10 rebounds to set a new single-tournament record on the glass with 69 over the course of six games.

UNC usually creates extra possessions through superior rebounding.

Gonzaga, helped by 8 straight points from Nigel Williams-Goss, took a 2-point lead with 1:52 left, but the next possession was the literal game-changer. "I think I had one of them that was huge and we had some that were just bad turnovers, but at the end of the day, for us to have four and them have 14, that's pretty big for us".

Jackson, the ACC Player of the Year, scored 16 points but missed all nine shots from 3-point range.

They called 27 fouls in the second half and put both teams in the bonus with 13-plus minutes left.

That is the problem with college officials, they anticipate fouls that never happen, especially Monday night with two greatly athletic teams. Karnowski went 0-for-4 in the half, turning the ball over three times, while Collins lasted all of eight minutes before getting into foul trouble.

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