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What a month it was! This month of March was filled with exciting basketball, unbelievable finishes, and one team that was on top of them all. With the national championship over, there is now only one team that can define themselves as the best, and that team is the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
With the matchup between Gonzaga and North Carolina, you couldn’t expect anything better than two 1 seeds battling it out for the official number one spot. This was the first national championship the Gonzaga Bulldogs had ever been in in school history, and they came out like they had something to prove. North Carolina also had a chip on their shoulder after being defeated the previous year off a buzzer beater against Villanova.
It was such an incredible performance by both teams, with many lead changes and two teams competing to the best of their ability to make a name for themselves. North Carolina ended with a 5-0 run to seal the win 71-65 and to win its 6th NCAA championship, third all time.
With players declaring for the draft and seniors graduating to pursue bigger things, we can expect a much different year next year, something we believe will happen every year but in reality, March Madness will always be madness.
Danny Rolander Staff Reporter