The locker room of an NCAA tournament champion may not be filled with champaign or beer being sprayed all about, but it does have every bit of joy and celebration of their professional counterparts.
Just look at North Carolina after the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga to win the third national title for coach Roy Williams and the sixth overall for the program.
After the shouting and jumping, Williams delivered a sincere message to his team. He recounted the national championship teams and players that came before them. It’s a club they’re part of now, too.
“North Carolina basketball is going to be you,” Williams told his team, “for the rest of your life.”