In the end, the glass slipper was just a half-size too big for the Gonzaga Bulldogs as their shot at the shoool's first-ever National Championship in men's basketball fell short to top-seeded North Carolina, 71-65.

The Zags had taken the leadat 63-62 with 2:20 to play on a field goal by senior guard Nigel Williams-Goss but the Tar Heels put on the clamps and ended the game with a 9-2 run to close it out.

It was a see-saw battle that saw 11 lead changes and 12 ties with niether team ever holding more than a seven point advantage.

The second half was a series of fits and starts with both teams getting into foul trouble. Gonzaga's solid freshman Zach Collins fouled out of the game with over 5:00 minutes still to play,