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A deceptively tough run to glory

Updated: April 7, 2009, 10:36 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- It's tempting to say North Carolina was formally presented Monday with a national championship it actually won last summer.

It's tempting to say this thing was over on June 16, 2008. That's the day the last of the Tar Heels' potential NBA draft picks announced they were going back to school -- Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green joining Tyler Hansbrough for one more fling at a ring.

It's tempting to say that from that moment on, it was game over for the ...

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