ICTV: Fans Celebrate Heels' Return to Smith Center

Several thousand fans gathered around Gate D at the Dean E. Smith Center on Tuesday afternoon to show their appreciation for the 2015-16 Tar Heels after their loss to Villanova in the NCAA Championship game.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- After trailing by 10 points in the second half of Monday night's national championship against Villanova, North Carolina tied the game at 74-74 on an improbable Marcus Paige three-point shot with 4.7 seconds to go, only to watch the possibility of overtime slip away as a Wildcat basket fell through the net as time expired.

In spite of the loss, Tar Heel fans came out in the thousands to show appreciation for the team as it returned to the Smith Center on Tuesday afternoon, a team that won the ACC Regular Season Championship, the ACCT Championship and won the NCAA East Regional to reach the Final Four.

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