SPORTS NEWS- NCAA FINAL
North Carolina will look for its sixth NCAA championshi p when the TarHeels meet the Villanova Wildcats, trying for their second, on Monday night.The Tar Heels (33-6) last won it all in 2009 and Villanova's only title came in 1985.Both teams advanced to the championship game with lopsided wins, but Villanova's was far more of a blowout than North Carolina's.The top-seeded Tar Heels beat 10-seed Syracuse 83-66 on Saturday night in a national semifinal for their 10th straight win. That was after the Wildcats made easy work of Buddy Hield and Oklahoma, with a 95-51 trampling that was the biggest margin of victory in a national semifinal game.
IIVERSON, O'NEAL AND YAO LEAD GROUP INDUCTED IN HALL OF FAME
Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tom Izzo, Sheryl Swoopes, Yao Ming and Jerry Reinsdorf have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.The announcement was made in Houston in advance of Monday night's NCAA Tournament championship game between Villanova and North Carolina.Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star who was named rookie of the year in 1996-97. The top overall pick in the 1992 draft, O'Neal was a 15-time All-Star who was the NBA MVP in 2000 and a three-time NBA Finals MVP.Izzo, the Michigan State coach, won a national title in 2000 and has taken his team to the Final Four seven times. Swoopes helped Texas Tech to a national title, won four titles with the Houston Comets, was a three-time WNBA MVP and won three Olympic gold medals..