Heels Rout Spartans, Claim NCAA Title

The game wasn’t as climactic as it could’ve been, but it’s unlikely North Carolina fans care this morning. The Tar Heels earned their fifth national championship last night by beating the Michigan State Spartans in an 89-72 blowout. Senior Tyler Hansbrough, who scored 18 points, choked up after the game, saying, “This is the best way to go out. I couldn't picture it any other way," and coach Roy Williams called the night “something I’ll never forget.” Wayne Ellington posted 19 points and Ty Lawson had 21 with a record eight steals. After the Heels walked into halftime leading 55-34 most of the Michigan State-heavy crowd of 72,922 called the game over, marking a fizzling end to their nearly storybook finals run.