Great NCAA Title Games

Text: Abe Schwadron,
Photo: Manny Millan/SI


North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62

A freshman named Michael Jordan nailed a jumper to put the Tar Heels up with fewer than 20 seconds on the clock before Hoyas guard Fred Brown mistook UNC's James Worthy for a teammate and passed him the ball, sealing the game for Carolina. The win gave coach Dean Smith his first title, and sent home a vaunted Georgetown team featuring dominant freshman center Patrick Ewing, who scored 23 points and grabbed 10 boards in the championship game.

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