North Carolina has beaten Michigan State 89-72 to win its fifth NCAA basketball championship.
Ty Lawson led a record-setting first half and the Tar Heels coasted to an easy victory Monday night at Ford Field.
The Tar Heels (34-4) started the season as the unanimous No. 1 pick and breezed through the NCAA tournament. They became the first team to win all six games by double digits since Duke in 2001.
Lawson finished with 21 points and eight steals for coach Roy Williams' team.
Goran Suton had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Michigan State (31-7). The Spartans lost for the first time in three championship game appearances.
North Carolina beat Michigan State 98-63 on the same court on Dec. 3.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus