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Kansas returns from -16 against North Carolina and takes the NCAA title

Kansas Jayhawk-North Carolina Tar Boots 72-69

It’s a historic evening for Kansas City, which won its fourth collegiate title (the first since 2008) after recovering in the second half of its blemish. In the first half of the race, he also reached 16 points The greatest comeback was completed in the NCAA Final, thus ending in the victory of an epic battle between two of the most popular college-level programs in the United States. North Carolinaafter playing the first half to perfection and closing at 40-25, The ship sank in the final, not finding the bottom of the retina for the last 100 seconds. David McCormack benefits from this, Kansas’ top scorer with 15 points and 10 rebounds and author of the overtaking basket that has just over a minute of siren. Fifteen are also the points that Galen Wilson put on the score sheet on one hand, While in North Carolina, 15 points and 15 rebounds from inaccurate Armando Bacot is not enough (Only 3/13 on the shot). Instead, the Final Four Player of the Year award catches you a little by surprise – given the relative impact in the final – the most talked-about talent in light of the 2022 draft: Ochai Ogbaji who closes with 12 points and 4/9 from the field.

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For Kansas, it’s the sweetest of matches, two years after she had to drop out (due to a suspension due to COVID) at the 2020 NCAA Tournament that she could have relegated as the top seed. Also a special evening for Bill Self, that after Jim Boheim in New Orleans (1987 and 2003) and Billy Donovan in Indianapolis (2000 and 2006), Becomes the third coach in NCAA history to win a title in the same city where he lost a previous title (2012 and 2022). “I told the boys it would be enough to play better and they followed my advice to the letter,” he explains to the microphones at the end of the games to whoever asks him what changed in the locker room in the middle of the game. . Bitter Evening of North Carolina, Who prior to this game set a record 46-0 in all NCAA Championship games in which the Tar Heels touched his long-term double-digit advantage: It is now 46-1.

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