North Carolina's 71-65 national championship game win over Gonzaga was close throughout---with Carolina coming up big in the final two minutes, scoring the last eight points of the game. While it was close--the game was far from exciting.
The way the game was officiated turned out to be as important as any dunk, 3-point shot, rebound or assist. In the end, 44 fouls were called--half of them in the first 12 minutes of the second half. College basketball's biggest game had no flow and turned into a free-throw shooting contest, with both teams firing up 26 attempts. Players, media members and fans alike reacted. Here's some of what they were saying.