Win Or Go Home!—The National Championship

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Mortgage and Lending with Greenville, NC

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.

 

Go Heels!

 

Jay Williams

 

 

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David Width Jr.
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All I know is this is going to be an awesome and exciting game, I can't wait for Monday night.

Apr 05, 2009 07:23 AM #1
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Phyllis Brookshire
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As a graduate of UNC and a Triangle resident, I can't tell you how excited I am for Monday night's game.  It should be fast and furious and I look forward to seeing our next banner raised in the Dean Dome!  GO TARHEELS!!

Apr 05, 2009 10:41 AM #2
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Jay Williams
Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC
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David, it will be a good one a rematch of the semifinal game the lost time UNC won the title. I'm ready.

Jay

Apr 05, 2009 12:30 PM #3
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Jay Williams
Greenville, NC - Greenville, NC
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Phyllis, I have two daughters at Chapel Hill now. One a senior another a freshman. They have converted me. Grew up a Duke fan. Looking forward to a Monday night win.

Jay

Apr 05, 2009 12:49 PM #4
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Allison Williams

I sure am glad we have converted you to become a UNC fan.  Or else we would have some major problems.  A NCAA victory will be fantastic tomorrow night on Franklin.  Watch for me, I might be jumping over fires :)

Apr 05, 2009 04:19 PM #5
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Jay Williams
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Allison, I so glad to see your comment here. Jumping over fires? Is that what they teach you in college? Dad
Apr 05, 2009 10:21 PM #6
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Karl Peidl
Moorestown, NJ
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I hope to see Michigan State win it tonight. I like to root for the underdog, I'm a fan of the Big Ten, and it would be a wonderful diversion for the people of Michigan that are going through such tough times right now.
Apr 06, 2009 05:29 AM #7
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Jay Williams
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Karl, I would say I'm sorry that you did not get you wish, but I sure you know that I'm not. I'm happy for my two daughters that go to UNC. They got to be in school while they won a National Championship. Not many have that opportunity.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jay

Apr 07, 2009 12:26 PM #8
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