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No. 1 UNC Takes On No. 2 Villanova In NCAA Final Tonight

North Carolina's Joel Berry II, right and head coach Roy Williams laugh during a news conference
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North Carolina's Joel Berry II, right and head coach Roy Williams laugh during a news conference for the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game in Houston. North Carolina will play Villanova in the championship game Monday.

Carolina is headed to the NCAA basketball tournament final. The Tar Heels beat Syracuse Saturday. Tonight, this number one seed will take on second-seeded Villanova.

Carolina head coach Roy Williams praised his players and said he was ecstatic.

"These guys up here were sensational, and I couldn't be having a more fantastic ride than I'm having right now," said Williams.

Tar Heels are one win from the program's sixth NCAA title.

In the Final Four, Justin Jackson and Brice Johnson led North Carolina against Syracuse with 16 points each. Johnson says Carolina will keep up their momentum in tonight's title game against Villanova.

"We just gotta go out there, just play our game. Those guys are a really good team, they're very hot right now. They all play together, they really space the floor," Johnson said. "We just gotta go out there and play. We're gonna have the same mentality we have against Syracuse. They have a great shooter in Kris Jenkins. We just gotta go out there and play our game."

The final begins at 9:19 tonight.
 

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