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Preview: Gonzaga @ North Carolina 

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

On Monday night, the No. 1 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs faces the fellow No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This is the Division I’s college basketball national championship. 

The game will air on CBS at 9:20 pm EST. CBS will begin their coverage at 8:30 pm with Championship Central. 

Justin Jackson (Getty Images)

Justin Jackson (Getty Images)

This is the second straight year that the Tar Heels have played in the National Championship game. Last year, they suffered heart break, as Kris Jenkins made a game-winning basket to give the Villanova Wildcats the championship.

Gonzaga is appearing in their first National Championship game. This is also their first Final Four, as it took Mark Few, head coach, 18-years to reach this point. 

This is the third meeting all-time between the two teams. However, this will be their first meeting since March 27, 2009 when North Carolina won 98-77.

Gonzaga won the initial meeting on Nov. 22, 2006 when the Zags won 82-74.

The Bulldogs have won their last eight games, including five in the NCAA March Madness Tournament. They have not lost since they were defeated by the BYU Cougars 79-71 on Feb. 25, 2017.

The Tar Heels are on a five-game win streak, all in the NCAA March Madness Tournament. They have not lost since they were defeated March 10 by their arch rival, Duke Blue Devils, 93-83, in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Prediction: North Carolina 85-76

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