Kentucky-North Carolina final is out of the blue and filled with tradition


So it turns out, Newark gets more than just the East Regional. If you’re a college basketball fan who loves tradition — or even someone who just loves the color blue — it gets much more.  It gets -North Carolina.  It gets a combined 4,084 victories. It gets 12 national championships and 31 Final Fours and enough retired jerseys to shutdown a laundromat. It gets two rabid fan bases that fill a pair of on-campus arenas — both named for their iconic head coaches — with a total of 44,250 blue seats.

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