Yeah that was a really ugly game. Like another poster mentioned, it's hard to know who the better team was after that game. Both teams played poorly, game was officiated bad, and there was no rhythm to the game. I'm not buying this, "the fix was in." If you seriously think a game this big was fixed, then you are off your rocker. There is a big difference between a "fix" and "bad calls." I thought the refs missed a ton of calls going both ways. Sometimes they got two calls wrong on one play (i.e. Berry getting called for a foul and then Karnowski getting called for the flagrant, neither were a foul).
With that said, I've been saying this for a long time, but college basketball needs to change their rules. For one, go to six player fouls like the NBA. As of now, if you get two fouls in the first half, you have to ride the bench. If you pick up one foul in the first 5 minutes, you are playing on eggshells. If it were me, I'd completely adopt NBA rules. Just go with four quarters, eliminate the one-and-one, and go to double bonus once you get to five team fouls. Nearly every college hoops game you hit the bonus with 7-10 minutes left in the half.
My other big complaint is the final four itself. I strongly dislike how they play a basketball game in a football arena. Basketball is meant to be played in a basketball arena. Unless you play hoops, you won't understand how hard it is to shoot a ball in a football arena. Rather than the backdrop of the crowd or walls being slightly behind the hoop, it goes much further back. It's not a coincidence that both teams struggled to shoot in the championship game. Some of the misses were beyond bricks. Good chance they will never move away from the football venue because of the revenue and ticket sales. I was just surprised that the CBS crew didn't bring it up at all.
In the end, I think the better team won. UNC played the better and made plays in the last couple minutes whereas Gonzaga didn't. A lot of that had to do with NWG turning his ankle, but Few decided to roll the dice and put the ball in his hands. As a UW fan, I am happy with the result, but I'm well aware that Gonzaga is a staying power and will be competing for many final fours in the future. Great season for the Zags, but it's tough losing in the championship because everyone knows it won't be easy to get back there.