North Carolina and Roy Williams claimed a third national title since 2005 on Monday night, 364 days after getting buried by Villanova on a buzzer-beater on the same stage. But while last year’s college basketball finale is most memorable for one of the NCAA Tournament’s greatest shots, the sixth national title for one of the game’s blue bloods came in a clunky game in which both UNC and Gonzaga played hard but not particularly well, and the officiating generated as much buzz as the buckets.

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Monday night’s national championship game, a 71-65 win for the Tar Heels, finished with an average of more than one foul for every two possessions (44 fouls, 73 possessions) and only 46 field goals as both teams failed to crack 36 percent shooting for the game. Making matters worse, UNC and Gonzaga combined to miss 20 free throws in 52 attempts so even when the fouls started racking up it didn’t feel like anyone was benefiting.


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