New york 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 having a disappointing Final Four game on Saturday, vermont guard Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels on Monday night over Gonzaga.
With both teams No. 1 seeds from their respective regions, there is no Cinderella ending this March Madness. UNC was at the championship game for the second consecutive year, and while a Gonzaga win would have marked the program’s first national title, the Zags reaching the Final Four ended up being certainly no shock, as the group went 37-1 until last night.
UNC was ranked No. 3 overall of the 68 groups to make the NCAA tournament, and Gonzaga had been # 4.
The even matchup allowed Vegas oddsmakers to exhale and not concern yourself with an underdog that is massive long odds taking the trophy. By tipoff, the Westgate SuperBook had the point spread at zero, meaning there was clearly no favorite.
However, sportsbooks got the total points wrong, 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 additionally good for the publications with regards to futures. The Tar Heels were a preseason favorite after falling just short int Continue reading “North Carolina Scores Roy Williams’ Third NCAA National Title, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke Early 2018 Favorites”