Before North Carolina plays Villanova for the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night in Houston, get to know both programs on and off the court.
Listed below are key facts about both teams, including notes about their paths to the title game and some general history.
The Tar Heels and Wildcats meet at 9:19 p.m. Eastern on TBS.
North Carolina: 33-6
North Carolina: April 2 vs. Syracuse in NCAA Final Four (83-66)
Villanova: April 2 vs. Oklahoma in NCAA Final Four (95-51)
North Carolina: Feb. 27 at Virginia (79-74)
Villanova: March 12 vs. Seton Hall in Big East championship game (69-67)
Average points scored per game / allowed per game
North Carolina: 83 / 69
Villanova: 78 / 63
North Carolina: Roy Williams (783-208 career record; 2 NCAA championships)
Villanova: Jay Wright (475-242 career record)
NCAA men’s basketball championships won
North Carolina: 5 (1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009)
Villanova: 1 (1985)
Former players in the Basketball Hall of Fame
North Carolina: Larry Brown, Billy Cunningham, Michael Jordan, Bob McAdoo, Roy Williams, James Worthy
Villanova: Paul Arizin
North Carolina: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Villanova: Villanova, Pennsylvania
North Carolina: 1789
North Carolina: 29,127 (Fall 2013)
Villanova: 10,728 (Fall 2015)
North Carolina: Lewis Black, Louise Fletcher, Andy Griffith, James K. Polk
Villanova: Maria Bello, Jill Biden, Jim Croce, Toby Keith
Clint Davis is a writer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.