Something to prove, something to gain

The historical benefits of a national title from four different perspectives

Updated: April 4, 2009, 2:48 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Four teams. Four legacies at stake.

Only one can be maximized here.

For North Carolina, the legacy in the balance is Tyler Hansbrough's. The leading scorer in Atlantic Coast Conference history is, at present, all numbers and no Final Four nets.

Yes, the Tar Heels have won three conference regular-season titles and two tournament titles in Hansbrough's four seasons. And 112 games. Those totals are significant.

But at Carolina the measuring stick ...

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