They Know How to Ball in the Carolinas
North Carolina Men’s Basketball Wins National Championship
After a heartbreaking loss in Houston one year ago, the North Carolina Tar Heels have redeemed themselves after beating Gonzaga 71-65 to win the 2017 National Championship. The victory was that much sweeter considering the last national title the Tar Heel won was in 2009. The Most Outstanding Player award went to Joel Berry II (pictured above) who led the team with 22 points.
South Carolina Women’s Basketball Wins National Championship
South Carolina Women’s Basketball team claimed its first national championship title after defeating Mississippi State 67-55. Junior center A’ja Wilson (pictured above) led with 23 points and was named Most Outstanding Player. The South Carolina native said post-game, “I remember tweeting that I wanted to be like LeBron and bring one home, and now I know the feeling of it. The state has done so much for me and now I can return it with a national championship. I can’t even put into words what it’s like when you have done something for your state. I am honored to wear these words (South Carolina) across my chest.”