Boom! This is it, the dance ends here. Villanova will battle the University of North Carolina in the NCAA basketball championship on Monday April 4, at 9:19pm EST. Watch the final March Madness game online and catch every nail-biting basket here!
The 2016 Men’s College basketball season is coming to an end at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas when the Tar Heels of North Carolina wage war on the Wildcats of Villanova. Watch the live stream here to see which team will earn the right to cut down the nets, dump Gatorade on their coach and realize their hoop dreams.
How did we get here? The Cinderella’s have all gone home, their chariots have long since become pumpkins. There have been big upsets, a few schools you’d expect to be here have long since been sent home and other programs who did not expect to fare well have impressed the world.
Both teams in this championship game are coming off huge wins in the Final Four. The #1 seeded Tar Heels soundly beat the last Cinderella team left in the tourney, the #10 seeded Syracuse Orange by 17 points. Two #2 seeds also wrestled in the Final Four with the Wildcats embarrassing a very strong Oklahoma team by 44 points.
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The odds are in favor of the Tar Heels who have already won 5 titles, their last in 2009. Villanova is the slight underdog in this fight and have only won one NCAA title in 1985. The Tar Heels have a strong front court, solid back court and a deep bench that loves to work the paint. ‘Nova can score their way into any game and if they continue to shoot over 70% they can easily steal this one from UNC.
The key in this game may be tempo. UNC likes to run fast and light-up the scoreboard. The Tar Heels have had trouble against slower teams in the tournament like Notre Dame. Villanova loves to slow down the game with methodical shooting and smothering defense. Defense wins championships. One coach will succeed in executing a solid game plan and will need a shower after the game while the other may need to update his resume.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who is going to win tonight? Will you be rooting for the Wildcats or the Tar Heels? Who will be the dancing and who will be crying tonight?