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March Madness visual recap: The best pictures from the championship game

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Last night, the 2017 NCAA champions were crowned.

The Gonzaga Bulldog were fired up for their first chance to compete in a national title game, while the seasoned North Carolina Tar Heels hoped to add a 6th NCAA championship title to their school's legacy. The Tar Heels last national title was in 2009 when they defeated Michigan State 89-72.

At 9:20 p.m., the two remaining teams walked onto the court of the University of Pheonix Stadium for what could be a life-changing game for many, depending on the outcome.

UNC may have been the first to score in this game, but Gonzaga pushed on closing out the first half with a 3 point lead: 35-32.

In the second half, both teams kept fans guessing, as the team leading the game changed frequently. Finally, in the last two minutes of the game, the score was tied 65-65 promising a heart racing final games for fans and competitors alike.

With a dunk from Justin Jackson, the Tar Heels sealed their fate and won the game by 6 points and a final score of 71-65.

Even though the Gonzaga Bulldogs didn't claim the title, they hit milestone after milestone in this year's competition, marking their first time ever competing in the final four and the final match of the tournament.

Check out the best photos from last night's final game:

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The best photos from the final game of March Madness 2017
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The best photos from the final game of March Madness 2017
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; 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; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) and North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II (2) go for a loose ball 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
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Tony Bradley #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots against Zach Collins #32 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 Chris Steppig - Pool/NCAA Photos via 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
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs reacts late in the game 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: 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)
Apr 3, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams cuts down the net after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 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; Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Josh Perkins (13) reacts in the locker room after the loss 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: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 03: Confetti covers the Final Four logo after the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated 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 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: 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 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)
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