Freshman Michael Jordan hits winning shot to give North Carolina NCAA title


On March 29, 1982, 19-year-old North Carolina freshman Michael Jordan makes a 16-foot jump shot with 15 seconds left to give the Tar Heels a 63-62 win over Georgetown for the NCAA championship. “To tell the truth,” Jordan tells reporters in New Orleans afterward, “I didn’t see it go in. I didn’t want to look.” The winning shot cements Jordan in the national consciousness, and he goes on to become one of the greatest basketball players in history, winning six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls.


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