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UNC Wins Men's NCAA Basketball Championship

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UNC Wins Men's NCAA Basketball Championship

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UNC Wins Men's NCAA Basketball Championship

UNC Wins Men's NCAA Basketball Championship

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North Carolina center Sean May gets a slam dunk against James Augustine of Illinois during the first half of the NCAA Final Four Championship. Reuters hide caption

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North Carolina beat Illinois Monday night 75-70 to capture the NCAA men's basketball championship in St. Louis. After trailing 40-27 at halftime, the top-ranked Fighting Illini rallied to tie, then faltered in the final minute. It's the first national title for UNC coach Roy Williams.

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