North Carolina wins 2017 men's NCAA tournament

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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NCAA National Championship game -- North Carolina vs. Gonzaga
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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North Carolina was the first to strike in Phoenix, but Gonzaga battled back and lead by three at the half. The Bulldogs held UNC to just 31 percent from the field in the first half, and the Tar Heels only shot 15 percent from three, while the Bulldogs shot 56 percent.

The Tar Heels started the second half with an 8-0 run, building their lead to five before Gonzaga coach Mark Few called a timeout. The Bulldogs then went on a run of their own, battling their way back. The lead frequently changed throughout the second half.

The game ultimately came down to the final minutes -- with less than two minutes left to play, the score was tied 65-65. After a big defensive stop, North Carolina was able to take the lead.

Coaches with most March Madness championships

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Coaches with most March Madness championships
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1. John Wooden won 10 titles as UCLA head coach. 
2. Duke head coach Mike Kryzewski has won 5 championships with the Blue Devils. 
3. Adolph Rupp won 4 championships as head coach of Kentucky.
T-4. Coach Bob Knight won 3 titles at Indiana.
T-4. University of Connecticut head coach Jim Calhoun won 3 NCAA championships. 
T-6. Indiana head coach Branch McCracken won 2 championships with the Hoosiers. 
T-6. Henry Iba won 2 NCAA titles at Oklahoma State.

T-6. Coach Phil Woolpert won 2 championships at San Francisco.

(Original Caption) The University of San Francisco made basketball history by winning their 40th straight victory by the score of 33-24. Shown in the dressing room after their victory are left to right: BIll Russell, Father Tichner, athletic director at USF, Jack King (21), Coach Phil Woolpert, Mike Farmer, Casey Jones and Gene Brown (15). Center foreground is Mike Preseau.

T-6. Ed Jucker won 2 NCAA championships at Cincinnati.
T-6. Louisville coach Denny Crum won 2 championships.
T-6. Dean Smith won 2 NCAA titles at UNC.
T-6. Roy Williams also won 2 championships at North Carolina.
T-6. Billy Donovan won 2 championships at Florida.
T-6. Coach Rick Pitino has won 2 championships -- 1 at Kentucky and 1 at Louisville.
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Gonzaga fell short in the final but still made history. They defeated West Virginia and Xavier to reach the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Bulldogs knocked off South Carolina, beating the Gamecocks by four to make it to the title game.

UNC beat Butler and Kentucky to reach this year's Final Four, and then defeated Oregon to secure a spot in the championship.

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