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Eric Vander Voort | NCAA.com | April 5, 2017

Images, videos from UNC's championship celebration

March Madness Moments: National Championship

For the third time in the past 13 years, and sixth time overall, Chapel Hill is celebrating a national championship.

The newly-crowned North Carolina Tar Heels returned home on Tuesday and were greeted by thousands of happy, cheering fans at a celebration at the Dean Smith Center.

A year after a heartbreaking loss to Kris Jenkins and Villanova in the 2016 championship game, the Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga 71-65 in on Monday in Glendale, Arizona for their first championship since 2009. They also won titles in 2005, 1993, 1983 and 1957.

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Here are some of the best scenes from their celebration:

 Fans wait outside the Dean Smith Center before North Carolina's championship celebration.

 Luke Maye, the hero of UNC's Elite Eight win vs. Kentucky, adresses the crowd.

The title is Roy Williams' third at North Carolina.

You can watch the full event below:

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