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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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.