When Was North Carolina's Last National Championship?
After a thrilling two weeks of true March Madness, the stage is set for the Final Four and conclusion of the best tournament in sports. Four teams enter the weekend with one goal in mind: winning two games to be crowned the 2022 college basketball national champion.
This year's Final Four is chock full of noteworthy college basketball programs, notably the North Carolina Tar Heels' improbably deep run. The No. 8 seed UNC will kick off their weekend with a classic rivalry matchup against No. 2 Duke Blue Devils.
Nevertheless, how long has it been since UNC won The Big Dance?
When Was UNC's Last National Championship?
UNC's last National Championship occurred in 2017. This was the sixth national title in program history.
Entering the 2017 NCAA Tournament as a No. 1 seed, UNC went on to top No. 3 Oregon in the semifinals, 77-76. This set up a thrilling matchup with No. 1 Gonzaga.
UNC came out on top in the 2017 National Title game by a score of 71-65. Guard Joel Berry II led the way with 22 points and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
North Carolina National Championship History
UNC has won six national championships throughout its illustrious history. In addition to those six championship runs, UNC has also been the runner-up five times: 1946, 1968, 1977, 1981 and 2016.
UNC has also reached the Final Four 21 times in 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2022.
UNC Next Game
FanDuel Sportsbook is projecting UNC to face an uphill battle to earn a spot in the National Championship. The Tar Heels are 4-point underdogs against the Blue Devils, with that game scheduled to tip at 8:49 p.m. ET. on TBS.
A win would mean that UNC's next game would be the National Championship against the winner of Villanova vs Kansas, which would be played on Monday, April 4
UNC National Championship Odds
UNC has the worst betting odds to win the National Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook. FanDuel lists UNC with +500 odds to win the title. Duke ranks first with their +150 odds, while Kansas (+185) and Villanova (+450) round out the Final Four.
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