SP_CBB_018 This panoramic captures the opening tip at the 2005 NCAA College Basketball National Championship game in St. Louis at the Edward D. Jones Dome, Illinois vs. North Carolina. Unfortunately the Illini's center, James Augustine got into foul trouble, while North Carolina's center did not, and it caused a huge problem for Illinois. As a result, although the Illini fought hard, they were defeated by North Carolina 75-70. This Championship game is not one that will soon be forgotten in the hearts of Illini fans. 9.5 inches tall by 48 inches long.