March 30, 1981: Isiah Thomas has 23 points and five assists to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a 63-50 win against North Carolina in the NCAA championship game.

Randy Wittman adds 16 points to help coach Bob Knight win the second of his three national championships.

Thomas, a sophomore, decides to turn pro after winning the title, and he goes to the Pistons as the second overall pick in the 1981 NBA draft.

The championship game, held at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, is overshadowed when earlier in the day President Ronald Reagan is wounded in an assassination attempt.

This was North Carolina coach Dean Smith's sixth Final Four appearance. He won his first national championship the next season when the Tar Heels beat Georgetown in the title game.

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