(K. Brent Tomer),
THERE is rarely much doubt in sports over which competitor is favoured and which is the underdog. But going into America’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball championship game on April 3rd, both sides could stake a credible claim to be seen as the David to their opponents’ Goliath. To anyone with a passing familiarity with college basketball, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels (UNC) would have been the easy pick: Michael Jordan’s alma mater had already won five national titles, and reached last year’s championship match only to lose to Villanova on a devastating last-second shot. Before the tournament began, they were the most popular choice among the millions of brackets filled out online on ESPN. And Las Vegas bookmakers gave them a slight edge of around 55% to 45%.