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UNC's talent wins out in ugly affair

The stat sheet might not have been beautiful, but the final score sure was

Originally Published: April 4, 2009
By Dana O'Neil | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- They missed 15 free throws, got beat on the boards by five, lost the game in the paint by 10, second-chance points by three and even got beat on the fast break.

And won by 14.

There is no secret here, no statistical nuance to uncover that will explain why North Carolina rolled Villanova 83-69 in the national semifinals on Saturday night.

The Tar Heels won because the Tar Heels are so talented they can overcome their own deficiencies.

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