North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men's basketball title

Foul trouble plagued both teams in the second half. The Tar Heels had three offensive boards in the first 16 minutes; they had five in the final four and took the lead back within the first 30 seconds of the second half. UNC becomes just the fourth team to bounce back and win a championship after finishing runner up the year before.

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks holds the championship trophy as he celebrates with his teammates after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Gonzaga, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The sounds of the NCAA Championship game were whistles and moans.

Most of Roy Williams' players returned for another run, but to say everything went right for them at this Final Four would not be the truth.

Williams got his third title, putting him one ahead of his mentor, Dean Smith, and behind only John Wooden, Adolph Rupp and Mike Krzyzewski.

And UNC did it again here against Gonzaga, the upstart mid-major major that was attempting to break through with its first national championship. This is the first time this season UNC won when being outrebounded. The teams combined to shoot 52 free throws. The Tar Heels only had four turnovers while forcing 14 and were the more disciplined team when it mattered most.

This time, there was no last-second heartbreak for North Carolina.

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The referees were not available for comment at the time The Associated Press learned about the issue through screen shots of the play making the rounds on social networks. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65.

"We locked in and gave it our all literally", said Berry, who has played with sprained ankles. For long stretches it seemed like there was a lid on the basket. The Tar Heels shot 35.6 percent from the field, the Zags 33.9 percent.

Jackson scored 22 points and made four of nine 3-pointers in the semifinal but his long-range shooting touch vanished Monday night, when he was 6-for-6 on 2-pointers but 0-for-9 on 3s.

Berry, who scored 22 points on 7-of-19 shooting despite dealing with ankle injuries, was named Most Outstanding Player.

The lasting memory of this game sadly won't be on the pay but the officiating which was distractingly bad. The 44 total fouls called were the most in a title game since 2009. He clutched the ball and screamed near the sideline at University of Phoenix Stadium once the Tar Heels were assured of victory. One problem: Meeks' right hand looks very much touching out of bounds while he's trying to rip away the ball. There were some pretty blatant missed calls throughout the game, as well. "I was on the street enjoying the views". Meeks also had two blocks against Gonzaga and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds - six defensive. Both plays were made by seniors.

Eventually, though, a punishment will be rendered, and when - not if - the hammer finally falls on the Tar Heels, the decision could include a postseason ban.

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