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NCAA Championship Game Thread: UNC-Villanova

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NCAA Championship: #1 UNC vs #2 Villanova
Time:  9:19 PM
TV: TBS(Main Broadcast), TNT(Team Stream)
Announcers: Main Broadcast: Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery & Grant HIll; Team Stream: Wes Durham, Brendan Haywood
Line: UNC -2; KenPom Villanova 77-76

"Once more into the breach once more"

Way back in October they had media day at the Dean Smith Center. The preseason #1 team in the country held court with the media with questions about who would start at point guard, expectations regarding Marcus Paige as a player of the year candidate and confidence that an experience Tar Heel team returning four starters would be able to make a run to the national title.

Here we are five months later and the Tar Heels are 40 minutes from snagging a sixth NCAA title for the program and answering Duke's fifth title from last season.  A title win wouldn't make this UNC's best ever championship team but it may very well make them the most special given what the last few years have been like for Roy Williams and his program.

Standing in UNC's way is an excellent Villanova team who is every bit as worthy of cutting down the nets. It should be a battle.

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