UNC vs. Gonzaga in the 2017 NCAA Championship

North Carolina won the NCAA men's national championship game on Monday night, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 in a title game that came down to the wire.

The Tar Heels claimed the win in spectacular March Madness fashion, earning the school's sixth national title. UNC was ready for redemption after last year's heartbreaking championship loss to Villanova.

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GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Theo Pinson #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks in the first half against Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks (3) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 71-65 in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) reacts with head coach Mark Few after loosing to the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs compete for the ball in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks (3) blocks the shot of Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Zach Collins (32) in the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; A general view of the area prior to the start of the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels warms up before the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) shoots the ball against North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) during the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a dunk in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Head coach Roy Williams and Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels look on in the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) reacts after a three point basket against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants attends the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) battles for a rebound with North Carolina Tar Heels forward Tony Bradley (5) in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Justin Jackson (44) shoots as Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Silas Melson (0) guards during the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Tony Bradley (5) shoots against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Zach Collins (32) in the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Recording artist Steven Tyler looks on during the second half between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski (24) controls the ball against North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Steve Powell performs the National Anthem prior to the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Justin Jackson (44) shoots over Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Killian Tillie (33) and forward Zach Collins (32) during the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Zach Collins (32) and North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye (32) go for a loose ball during the first half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs instructs his team against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs handles the ball against Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The North Carolina Tar Heels cheerleaders perform against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs shoots against Theo Pinson #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Johnathan Williams #3 and Jordan Mathews #4 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs goe up for a rebound against Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Theo Pinson #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a dunk in the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots against Johnathan Williams #3 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels handles the ball against Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots in the first half against Zach Collins #32 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels controls a loose ball in the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels is defended by Killian Tillie #33 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the first half of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Isaiah Hicks #4 and Tony Bradley #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels watch as a ball goes out of bounds in the first half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Theo Pinson #1 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks in the first half against Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) dribbles as North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) lies on the court during the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) lays the ball up past North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski (24) chases a loose ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) reacts against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jordan Mathews (4) shoots as North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) guards during the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) shoots the ball during the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The North Carolina Tar Heels mascot performs against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a dunk in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots against Przemek Karnowski #24 and Silas Melson #0 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Josh Perkins #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs looks on from the bench in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Jordan Mathews #4 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs shoots in the first half against Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Steppig - Pool/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: North Carolina Tar Heels assistant coach C.B. McGrath reacts in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Theo Pinson #1, Isaiah Hicks #4, Joel Berry II #2, Justin Jackson #44 and Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels huddle in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Zach Collins #32 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The Gonzaga Bulldogs mascot performs against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Przemek Karnowski #24 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs attempts a free throw against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) goes up for a shot ahead of Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Jordan Mathews (4) during the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Zach Collins #32 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts with his team on the bench in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) and Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) react during the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) shoots over North Carolina Tar Heels forward Tony Bradley (5) in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels cuts down the net after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) shoots against Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams (3) in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Steppig/NCAA Photos/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) dances with teammates after the win over Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) dunks the ball against Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) during the second half in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Kennedy Meeks (3) reacts at the end of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few consoles guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Confetti falls as the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrate after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels cuts the net after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) cuts the net after the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. North Carolina defeated Gonzaga 71-65. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The North Carolina Tar Heels hold the championship trophy after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The official explains the call to head coach Mark Few of the Gonzaga Bulldogs against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The North Carolina Tar Heels mascot reacts with cheerleaders after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Tar Heels defeated the Bulldogs 71-65. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts on the court as head coach Mark Few looks on late in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: The officials review the play during the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs attempts a free throw against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels players celebrate after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Mark Few reacts during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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After a tournament filled with upsets and buzzer-beaters, the two No. 1 seeds went head-to-head for the NCAA championship. The Tar Heels made it to the title game for the second year in a row, and after last year's heartbreaking loss to Villanova, UNC is ready for redemption. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, made their first Final Four appearance this season.

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11:40 p.m. -- UNC defeats Gonzaga 71-65 to win the 2017 NCAA Championship.



11:32 p.m. -- One minute to go. UNC leads by 1, 66-65.

11:25 p.m. -- Last media timeout of the game taken with 3:08 left to play. UNC leads 62-60.

11:21 p.m. -- Gonzaga's Zach Collins fouls out with nine points.

11:14 p.m. -- Media timeout taken with 7:21 left in the game. UNC leads 54-52.

10:58 p.m. -- UNC leads 47-46 at media timeout taken with just under 11 minutes left in the second half.

10:53 p.m. -- Gonzaga battles back to end UNC's run and regain the lead.

10:38 p.m. -- The Tar Heels go on an 8-0 run to open the second half. UNC leads 40-35 as Gonzaga calls a timeout.

10:10 p.m. -- UNC and Gonzaga hit the locker rooms for halftime. Gonzaga leads UNC 35-32.



9:55 p.m. -- Bulldogs' Josh Perkins hits his third three-pointer, racking up 13 of Gonzaga's 28 points.


9:45 p.m. -- Gonzaga holds the lead at the media timeout with just under 8 minutes left in the first half.

9:39 p.m. -- Gonzaga goes on a run and heads into the second timeout with a five-point lead.

9:28 p.m. -- UNC leads by one at the first media timeout.

9:21 p.m. -- UNC strikes first with a powerful dunk from Theo Pinson.

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