New york won its sixth men’s basketball NCAA championship that is national Monday night after topping Gonzaga 71-65. It marks the time that is third Roy Williams has cut down the championship nets since his tenure began at UNC in 2003.
After a disappointing Final Four game on Saturday, vermont guard Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels on Monday evening over Gonzaga.
With both groups No. 1 seeds from their regions that are respective there was no Cinderella ending this March Madness. UNC was in the championship game for the second year that is consecutive and while a Gonzaga win might have marked the program’s first national title, the Zags reaching the Final Four was certainly no shock, as the team went 37-1 until yesterday evening.
UNC had been ranked No. 3 total of the 68 groups to produce the NCAA competition, and Gonzaga had been number 4.
The even matchup allowed Vegas oddsmakers to exhale and not be concerned about a massive underdog at long odds taking the trophy. By tipoff, the Westgate SuperBook had the true point spread at zero, meaning there clearly was no favorite.
However, sportsbooks got the total points incorrect, way wrong. The over/under was set at 155 points, but the 71-65 score of 136 arrived in well below that quantity.
North Carolina’s victory had been also good for the books with regards to futures. The Tar Heels were a preseason favorite after Lire la suite