NORTH CAROLINA 89, MICHIGAN STATE 72
[Image] Streeter Lecka / Getty Images North Carolina Coach Roy Williams celebrates after the Tar Heels defeated Michigan State, 89-72, in the NCAA championship game.
DETROIT -- There was a team of destiny out there, all right. It's the North Carolina Tar Heels, and the final chapter of their story was about as heartwarming as a demolition derby.
Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and North Carolina won a national championship a season or more in the making, stomping out Michigan State's inspirational run Monday night with a 89-72 blowout that wasn't even that close.