After all the ‘Madness’ and close games, in the end it’s two number one seeds facing off in the NCAA mens basketball National Championship game tonight.
Who: Gonzaga Bulldogs vs the North Carolina Tarheels
What: NCAA Mens College Basketball National Championship
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale Arizona
When: 6:20 pm Pacific (9:20pm ET)
To get here, Gonzaga took out the 7 seed South Carolina Gamecocks and North Carolina squeaked by the 3-seeded Oregon Ducks on Saturday.
For Gonzaga it is their first ever National Championship game appearance which means, of course they have never won it. Though they have been to the NCAA tournament every year since 1999.
While North Carolina has six National Championships to their name, most recently in 2009. They also won one in 2005, 1993, and 1982. Should they win tonight, they would have at least one title in each of the past four decades.
So, even though it’s two top seeds facing off, it’s still a bit of a ‘David vs Goliath’ situation.