GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - North Carolina grabs 6th NCAA championship with gritty 71-65 win over Gonzaga; third title under coach Roy Williams.
There were whistles everywhere in the second half of the NCAA championship game - and it certainly kept Gonzaga and North Carolina from getting into any kind of flow.
With eight minutes to go, 39 fouls had been called. That included 22 in the first 12 minutes of the second half.
Gonzaga's Josh Collins, Johnathan Williams, and Przemek Karnowski had four apiece, as did Kennedy Meeks for the Tar Heels.
The foul calls stirred up boos from the crowd and backlash on social media, including a tweet from LeBron James, who said: "Man I can't watch this anymore man!"