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North Carolina pulls away from Gonzaga with explosive final 27 seconds to win NCAA Tournament


University of North Carolina won the NCAA Tournament Championship over Gonzaga on Monday, grinding out a 71-65 game.

A back-and-forth affair that was largely marked by overzealous officiating suddenly became a tight tug-of-war in the final two minutes as both teams began to hit big shots.

However, it was North Carolina that executed down the stretch, using an explosive final 27 seconds to pull away for the win.

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North Carolina's win in the NCAA Tournament puts them in elite company

On Monday night, the North Carolina Tar Heels beat Gonzaga to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

For North Carolina, the win puts them in elite company as they are just the third school to win six men’s basketball championships.

The win broke a tie with Duke and Indiana among schools with five titles. UNC now trails only UCLA (11) and Kentucky (8).

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