UNC Tar Heels, 2017 NCAA men's basketball champions

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team rode a roster of veterans to a second straight national title game in 2017. Their 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in a matchup of No. 1 seeds scored the sixth NCAA championship for the team and head coach Roy Williams' third at UNC.

UNC holds off Gonzaga to claim title

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team rode a roster of veterans to a second straight national title game in 2017. Their 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in a matchup of No. 1 seeds scored the sixth NCAA title for the team and head coach Roy Williams' third at UNC.

The Tar Heels' season, from summer through to March, echoed with the reminder: redemption. UNC lost the 2016 national title on a buzzzer beater to Villanova, but fought back to win the 2016-17 ACC regular season title.

Despite a loss to Duke in the ACC Tournament, UNC secured a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. They kept fans on the edge of their seats with a two-point victory over the University of Kentucky to win a spot in the Final Four and a one-point margin over Oregon to advance to the championship game.

While the final wasn't pretty, it ended with the Tar Heels clutching the trophy and their fans celebrating, per tradition, in Franklin Street.

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