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N.C.A.A. Restores Championship Events to North Carolina

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:01:06 -0500

The sports association’s action follows the state’s decision to repeal a law that many had viewed as anti-gay.

Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:58:58 -0500

Plum, the top pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, is a prolific lefty like Harden. But she hopes that female players will soon be a measuring stick.

U.N.C.'s Joel Berry II on Tar Heels Win

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:10:04 -0500

Joel Berry, a point guard for the North Carolina Tar Heels, spoke after guiding his team to victory over Gonzaga in the N.C.A.A. basketball championship in Arizona. He led all scorers with 22 points.

Tar Heels, After Letting One Slip, Hold On Tight This Time

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 03:30:51 -0500

Previous defeat leading to present triumph was a common theme throughout the tournament, as the Tar Heels drew on their title heartbreak last year to get past Gonzaga.

N.C.A.A. Championship: How North Carolina Won Its Sixth Title

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:10:18 -0500

The Tar Heels won a sloppy game against Gonzaga, pulling away in the final minutes to give Coach Roy Williams his third championship at U.N.C.

North Carolina’s Obsession With the Rebound Pays Dividends

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:40:47 -0500

Tar Heels Coach Roy Williams drills it into his players: box out. It played a key role late in a Final Four victory over Oregon. Now comes Gonzaga, another rebounding power.

South Carolina Defeats Mississippi State to Win Women’s Title

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 20:20:48 -0500

As South Carolina won its first women’s basketball title, Dawn Staley became the second African-American coach to win a title since the N.C.A.A. began sponsoring a women’s tournament in 1982.

Gonzaga Earns Chance to Prove It Belongs Among Basketball’s Elite

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 07:00:17 -0500

Playing in a weaker conference and defeating lower-seeded teams in the N.C.A.A. tournament has done it no favors. Now comes a No. 1 seed, and an opportunity to make a statement.

Loose Attitudes and a Tight Finish Put the Tar Heels Back in the Title Game

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:25:34 -0500

Beaten at the buzzer by Villanova last season, North Carolina will make its 11th appearance in the final and try to claim their sixth national title on Monday.

Gonzaga Beats South Carolina in Final Four for Shot at Another First

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 20:21:24 -0500

Gonzaga, making its 19th straight N.C.A.A. tournament appearance but its first trip to a national semifinal, held off a seventh seed that had defied all expectation.