Kansas outlasts North Carolina in epic thriller to win men's college basketball national title

North Carolina guard Caleb Love got a chance to tie the game with 4 seconds left after a Kansas turnover on an out-of-bounds play but was just a bit off.

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Christian Braun #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives to the basket against Brady Manek #45 and R.J. 戴维斯 #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州.

Christian Braun #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks drives to the basket against Brady Manek #45 and R.J. 戴维斯 #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the first half of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州. (Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The Jayhawks completed the biggest comeback in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. The team was down by as many as 16 points before starting out on a huge run in the second half. Kansas got the North Carolina lead down to within five points in the first 6 minutes of the second half.

Remy Martin’s three-pointer with 10:23 remaining in the game gave Kansas their first lead since early in the first half.

Kansas guard Remy Martin (11) celebrates his three-point shot against North Carolina during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, 星期一, 四月 4, 2022, in New Orleans.

Kansas guard Remy Martin (11) celebrates his three-point shot against North Carolina during the first half of a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, 星期一, 四月 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (美联社照片/杰拉尔德·赫伯特)

David McCormack had 15 points in the win and was given the opportunity to put the Jayhawks ahead with only a few seconds left. He put Kansas up one point with a jumper with 1:21 to go and then put the team up three points with 22 还剩几秒钟. Those two key baskets helped Kansas win.

McCormack was 7-of-15 with 15 点和 10 篮板.

Jalen Wilson also had 15 points in the win. He added four rebounds and two assists to his stat line.

Ochai Agbaji was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. He finished the game with 12 得分和三个篮板.

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Martin hit a bunch of key three-pointers in the second half. 他完成了 14 points and three rebounds in the win. Christian Braun added 12 点和 12 篮板.

Kansas picked up its fourth national championship in school history. It’s their first title since 2008. Bill Self became the first Kansas coach to win multiple national titles.

Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks talks with his team during a timeout in the first half of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Championship at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州.

Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks talks with his team during a timeout in the first half of the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament National Championship at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州. (克里斯·格雷森/盖蒂图片社)

The Tar Heels gave it their all and came out of the gates hot. North Carolina took a 40-25 lead into the locker room but only managed to score 29 下半场积分.

North Carolina shot only 31.5% and managed to out-rebound Kansas 55-35. Three North Carolina players had more than 10 rebounds – Armando Bacot, Brady Manek and R.J. 戴维斯.

Bacot made history when he became the first player to record a double-double in each of the six games in a single tournament. He had the mark in the first half. 他完成了 15 点和 15 rebounds but was injured within the final minute of the game and was not on the floor for the final moments.

Manek finished with 13 点和 13 篮板. Davis added 15 点和 12 篮板. Love had 13 点数, three rebounds and two assists.

Kansas was the No. 1 当圣彼得准备好迎接甜蜜时. They defeated Texas Southern, 克赖顿, 普罗维登斯, 迈阿密 (FL)Villanova to get to the national final.

David McCormack #33 of the Kansas Jayhawks and Armando Bacot #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels jump for the opening tipoff in the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州.

David McCormack #33 of the Kansas Jayhawks and Armando Bacot #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels jump for the opening tipoff in the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament National Championship game at Caesars Superdome on April 04, 2022 in New Orleans, 路易斯安那州. (Jack Dempsey/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

It’s the fifth straight time a No. 1 seed has won the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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