North Carolina Captures March Madness Championship In Thriller

David Hookstead | Reporter

The North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Gonzaga Bulldogs Monday night to win the NCAA college basketball national championship by the score of 71-65.

The Heels and Bulldogs traded shots all night, but Gonzaga couldn’t overcome UNC guard Joel Berry’s heroic performance. The electric guard scored more than 20 points while dishing out an additional six assists.

Forward Justin Jackson struggled from deep, but still scored 16 important points throughout the game.

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ – APRIL 03: Nigel Williams-Goss #5 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels compete for the ball in the second 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)

This is the Tar Heels sixth national title in basketball and third under head coach Roy Williams.

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