It’s that time of year. The first Monday in April marks the men’s basketball NCAA National Championship Game.
This year will be one of great interest to me and the hometown hero’s of the University of North Carolina with take on the Spartans of Michigan State.
I have always considered March Madness to be the hardest college national championship to win. Many years as you come to this weekend your team is out of the tournament.
One and done. Teams are so evenly matched and any game can go any way. Win or go home!
I’ve lucky however. I live in North Carolina. Did you know there are only 14 schools that have ever won more than 1 national championship, yes that’s right. Three of those are from the state of North Carolina.
The Wolfpack of NC State have won 2, Duke has emerged victorious 3 times. The official record book only counts 4 National Championships to the Tarheels. But according to UNC they have won 5 as they count 1924 as a championship year. This was before the NCAA started keeping track in 1939.
One must give credit to Michigan State as being on of the 14 schools with multiple championships in 1979 and again in 2000.
But this blog is about the Tarheels of the University of North Carolina. Did you know?
- UNC can move into a tie with Indiana with 5 championships with a win Monday night
- The Tarheels have moved into a tie for third with Duke for number of championship game appearances at 9
- Carolina is ranked # 1 in Final Four Appearances with 18
- The Heels have won the most NCAA tournament games, 102
This promises to be a good game between two basket ball schools with great tradition.
In case you missed the games Saturday or just want to watch the highlights, enjoy
If you are a Tarheel supporter weigh in with your comments-------OK, if you are a Spartan fan we would like to hear from you as well.