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 A look at North Carolina's 89-72 win over Michigan State in the NCAA championship game, by the numbers:
- Most points in a first half: 55, North Carolina (previous high: Syracuse, 53, vs. Kansas in 2003).
- Biggest halftime lead: 21, at 55-34 (previous record: 18, by UCLA, vs. Dayton, 1967; Ohio State, vs. California, 1960).
- Most steals: 8, Ty Lawson, North Carolina (previous record: 7 by Mookie Blaylock, Oklahoma vs. Kansas, 1988; Tommy Amaker, Duke vs. Louisville, 1986).
- Largest crowd: 72,922 (previous record: 64,959, New Orleans, 1987).
- This marked the seventh time the top-ranked team in the AP preseason poll went on to win the NCAA championship. The teams to have done it: North Carolina (2008-09), Florida (2006-07), Connecticut (2003-04), Kentucky (1995-96), Duke (1991-92), UNLV (1989-90), North Carolina (1981-82).

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