First things first, congrats to the Tar Heels and to Roy Williams. Only thing that matters is who wins at the end and they came out on top and are now the champions.
That said, last night’s championship game was one of the ugliest title games I can remember in recent memory. Shooting.Bad. Free Throws. Bad. Refs. Bad. Fouls. A Ton.
Carolina is a team that likes to get out and run, and the Zags can put the ball in the hoop at high volumes as well so it made sense to expect a track meet and a high scoring game. That did not happen Monday night.
People will, and did, complain about the refs and deservedly so, they were pretty bad in many spots. But there was more too it than that, poor shooting all around, poor free throw shooting as well, it was a mess. Maybe defense had a part in that, maybe it was the huge football stadium they played in, either way it was ugly.
On the positive side, props to Roy Williams, this makes it 3 national titles for him which puts him in legendary company. Lets not, for a moment, think about the fact that the NCAA may take away one if not two of those titles and just enjoy the moment. This was not Roy’s most talented team by any means, which makes this win so much sweeter, because this might be his best coaching job to date.