Tuesday, April 4, 2017
After three weeks of action, 68 teams and millions of busted brackets, the 2017 NCAA Tournament came down to east vs. west as UNC took on Gonzaga Monday night.
The Tar Heels came out victorious with a final score of 71-65 as Roy Williams’ team made up for the heartbreaking buzzer-beater loss to Villanova last year, a victory which the coach attributed to their motto for the season: “tough enough.”
UNC is now just the fourth team to lose the national championship but come back to win it the next year. The win also marked the third national championship for Williams since he became head coach in 2003.
Before the game, which tipped off at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, UNC was favored by just 1.5 points over Gonzaga, according to OddsShark.
The Tar Heels’ redemption win sparked a rapid reaction on social media — along with the inevitable slew of Michael Jordan memes and proclamations that “the ceiling is the roof.”
See some of the best ones below.
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