North Carolina lost the National Championship in heartbreaking fashion Monday night.
The Tar Heels were defeated by Villanova, 77-74. Carolina overcame a late double-digit deficit, but was defeated by a basket at the buzzer. Thousands of fans watched in the Dean Dome.
Five weeks earlier, following a win on Senior Night in the Dean Dome, three basketball heroes were humbled. Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Roy Williams each fought back tears, voices cracking as they addressed several thousand adoring fans. Coach Williams called this his favorite team, ever.