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NCAA championship: Kansas makes history with victory over North Carolina

The Kansas Jayhawks defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 72-69 on Monday night, winning the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament after erasing a 16-point deficit — the biggest comeback in title game history.

It was a suspenseful game, with Kansas trailing as much as 16 points in the first half and 15 points at halftime. Prior to Monday night, Loyola-Chicago had the biggest comeback in title game history, with the team making up a 15-point deficit against Cincinnati in 1963.

This is Kansas' fourth championship, and second under Coach Bill Self.