New York Scores Roy Williams’ Third NCAA National Title, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke Early 2018 Favorites
New york won its sixth men’s basketball NCAA national championship on Monday night after topping Gonzaga 71-65. It marks the third time coach Roy Williams has reduce the championship nets since his tenure began at UNC in 2003.
After a disappointing Final Four game on Saturday, North Carolina guard Joel Berry II led the Tar Heels on Monday evening over Gonzaga.
With both teams No. 1 seeds from their respective regions, there clearly was no Cinderella ending this March Madness. UNC was in the championship game for the second year that is consecutive even though a Gonzaga win could have marked this program’s first national title, the Zags reaching the Final Four had been certainly no surprise, as the team went 37-1 until yesterday evening.
UNC was ranked No. 3 total of the 68 teams to help make the NCAA tournament, and Gonzaga ended up being # 4.
The even matchup allowed Las Vegas oddsmakers to exhale and never be concerned about an underdog that is massive long odds taking the trophy. By tipoff, the Westgate SuperBook had the point spread at zero, meaning there was no favorite.
However, sportsbooks got the total points incorrect, way wrong. The over/under was set at 155 points, but the 71-65 score of 136 arrived in well below that quantity.
North Carolina’s win was additionally good for the books with regards to futures. The Tar Heels were a preseason favorite after fall (more…)