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Downtown bars packed as fans watch UNC win national championship

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It was a Carolina blue kind of night Monday. Sports bars were packed with UNC fans Monday night as the Tar Heels battled Michigan State for the NCAA National Basketball Championship. UNC fans were cheering on their team at Southpaw in downtown Wilmington. They said watching the Tar Heels advance through the tournament has been exciting. "It's been incredible. It's been awesomely nerve-racking, but that's my team,” said Joshua Dyson. “They're doing good, they're staying strong." UNC went on to an 89-72 win over the Spartans. It is the fifth national championship for the Tar Heels and second title for Coach Roy Williams, matching the mark of his mentor Dean Smith.

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congrats to my unc tarheels and coach roy

i am so happy that north carolina won the national championship over michigan state.i am a huge carolina fan and will always be a tarheel fan.i am truley honor to be a north carolina native.this is the tarheel state.north caroilna is my team and is #1.if you dont like the tarheels then leave and go to a other state.unc tarheels basketball team is in my heart and i really care alot about them.

Carolina

I am a NC native was born and raised. The fans of Carolina is whats turns me off of the Tarheels. They act like a bunch of YANKEES.

Duke Fan?

Sounds like a Duke fan to me!

Carolina

Who cares!!!!!

Tarheels Win 5th National Championship

"Downtown bars packed" takes precedent over the accomplishments of these young men? Doesn't seem fair. Duke, Wake Forrest, NC State fan maybe? Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and the rest break NCAA records and this is the best you can do on your front page?

Tarheels

It's only Carolina!!