Ah, Natty Champs, the title all college students dream about. In April of 2017, UNC Men’s Basketball team had redeemed themselves from the previous year and could finally be happy that they were on top. And every Tar Heel could proudly say we were the National Champions. However, this happiness didn’t last for long. At the beginning of this season, every other team was aching to defeat the champs.
Once you get to the top, you have no choice but to take a few falls. This season was a tough one to watch at times, but the leadership and energy of Seniors Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson made it all worth it.
The season still created some amazing memories: beating Dook, watching Kenny sink 3 pointers, and crying through some heartwarming senior speeches.
We went into the NCAA tournament with our heads held high following yet another win over Dook. We laughed at NC State after they lost in the first round to an unknown Seton Hall. We were shocked by a #1 seed UVA loss to UMBC. Then reality hit. We suffered a soul crushing loss in the second round to Texas A&M by 21 points.