Monday April 4th, 2016

The men’s college basketball season comes to a close on Monday night as the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Villanova Wildcats for the NCAA championship.

North Carolina is making its 10th appearance in the NCAA championship game and looks for its sixth title. The Tar Heels last won it all in 2009 when they defeated Michigan State 89–72.

Villanova returns to the championship game for the first time since defeating the defending champion Georgetown Hoyas in 1985. In their first NCAA championship game, they lost to UCLA in 1971. 

This will be the sixth clash between North Carolina and Villanova in the NCAA tournament since 1985. The Tar Heels holds the advantage with their most recent victories coming in the second round of the 1991 tournament, the Sweet 15 in 2005 and the semifinals in 2009.

GARDNER: Three things to watch for in the national title game

How to watch

Times: 9:19 p.m. ET

Live stream: You can live stream the games here.

TV coverage: TBS

Team’s Road to Final Four


First Round: Villanova 86, UNC Asheville 56

Second Round: Villanova 87, Iowa 68

Sweet 16: Villanova 92, Miami (FL) 69

Elite Eight: Villanova 64, Kansas 59

Final Four: Villanova 95, Oklahoma 51

North Carolina

First Round: North Carolina 83, FGCU 67

Second Round: North Carolina 85, Providence 66

Sweet 16: North Carolina 101, Indiana 86

Elite Eight: North Carolina 88, Notre Dame 74

Final Four: North Carolina 83, Syracuse 66

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