Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Local | By Dorothy Bennett

Who's on the Tar Heels Roster Next Year?

Who's on the Tar Heels Roster Next Year?

The coach then slapped the floor and moved on to the next play. Congrats to the University of North Carolina for another NCAA Championship, and congrats to Gonzaga for an incredible season and for putting up quite a fight in the season finale!

With 49.1 seconds to play and North Carolina leading 66-65, Meeks battled Gonzaga's Silas Melson for a loose ball. UNC-Chapel Hill is a perennial contender, and in the world of college basketball stays near the throne even if it doesn't always get to wear the crown.

Michael Jordan's text to Roy Williams last night: "I'm so happy for you and the team". But then, it wasn't so much the man in power, as it was the team itself - by the time an opportunity rolled around for the team to visit Washington, most of the players had moved on to the National Basketball Association.

Shooting 34.8 percent from the field in their 2016 National Championship game against Villanova, the Tar Heels fell to the Wildcats 77-74 in NRG Stadium in Houston.

Well, this year, it wasn't a worry. "I'm thinking our offense stinks". "I mean, serious. I told them don't worry about what the referee is doing, he missed a call, but, my God, we missed four free throws in a row, missed layups".

North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks scored from close in to push the Tar Heels to 68-65 with 26 seconds left. "But I'm hoping and knowing that perspective will come with time".

Zags coach Mark Few handled it with class, calling the refs "three of the best officials in the entire country", and insisting they did a fine job.

"I do that all the time in practice where I hide I guess you could say", Meeks said about the steal.

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Correction: April 4, 2017 12:00 am - An earlier version of this story incorrectly said North Carolina's Joel Berry II is a senior.

But it wasn't about his shooting percentages; it was the fact he made big - sometimes desperately needed - shots en route to scoring 13 points after halftime to be named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

The players were selected after no one played particularly well in what Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said was an "ugly" 71-65 win for North Carolina over Gonzaga.

Gonzaga, helped by 8 straight points from Nigel Williams-Goss, took a 2-point lead with 1:52 left, but the next possession was the literal game-changer. "Justin Jackson's 0-for-9 from the 3-point line and he rushed so many of them".

Meeks had 25 points and 14 rebounds in the semifinal win but seven points and 10 boards against the Zags.

Well Collins got there in the first two minutes of the second half and so did Johnathan Williams and Karnowski got there soon enough too. "I can't even. I don't know what it would have felt like if we didn't make it a year ago".

"It was insane because I was thinking like would he (the ref) have called a foul on the dude trying to grab Joel, but he got it away quick enough". Behind some great play from Perkins who managed 13 points and two assists, Gonzaga looked good.

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