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