Tar Heels are the new Supremes in Motown

Reporting from Detroit — The feel-good story got stomped on by a real-good story.
Michigan State was the former, and North Carolina climbed up the ladder.
Magic Johnson came back, the Temptations sang the national anthem and — to make people feel as if Christmas might come early in Michigan — it snowed most of the day.

None of that mattered to North Carolina, which motored out of Ford Field with an 89-72 win over Michigan State on Monday to claim the school’s fifth national title.