The first “NCAA Jam” final features the top two seeds in the tournament.
UCLA, the No. 2 seed and owner of 11 national championships, knocked off Duke in the East Region final. Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton, who have a combined five college rings, proved to be too much for Duke’s combo of Zion Williamson and Grant Hill.
The Bruins will take on the tournament’s No. 1 seed in North Carolina. Michael Jordan and Vince Carter ended Kansas’ run in the West Region final. Wilt Chamberlain and Danny Manning could not keep up with the Carolina wings.
UCLA and North Carolina have met three times in the NCAA Tournament, including the 1968 championship game won by Alcindor and the Bruins. North Carolina upset UCLA in the Sweet 16 last season en route to the national title game.
So who do you like? Will it be college basketball’s ultimate big man combo of Walton and Alcindor cutting down the nets? Or will Jordan and Carter soar past the UCLA legends?
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No. 1 @UNC_Basketball vs No. 2 @UCLAMBB. Four legends. It all comes down to this 😤
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