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MILTON, Ga. -- With Alabama getting set to play in the final of the NCAA mens golf championship for the second year in a row, coach Jay Seawell got a good-natured call from Nick Saban. Obviously, the Crimson Tides football coach knows a thing or two about winning national titles. "He asked, Do you want me to come over and coach your team?" Seawell said Sunday, breaking into a big smile. "I was like, Sure. Youve got a better record in championships than I do." No need. The Tide did just fine without Sabans help. Showing again its more than just a football school, Alabama won its first national title in mens golf with a dominating 4-1 victory over Illinois in match play Sunday. This championship was especially sweet for a team that lost to Texas in last years final. "Its been a long 365 days," Seawell said. "But that just makes it more special. It makes you appreciate it more." Bobby Wyatt got the Tide off to a rousing start in the first match at Capital City Clubs Crabapple Course north of Atlanta, winning the first seven holes on the way to a 6-and-5 blowout of Thomas Detry. Alabama didnt have to sweat it in the final match, either, as Cory Whitsett went 5-up by the turn and cruised to a 4-and-3 victory over Alex Burge. The middle three matches were much tighter -- each of them all-square at one point coming down the stretch, giving Illinois a glimmer of hope at improbably pulling out its first national title. But Trey Mullinax, after squandering chances to pull ahead with three-putts at the 14th and 16th, two-putted from 60 feet for a par at the 18th for a 1-up victory over Charlie Danielson. The Illinois player missed the green with his approach, chipped up to about 10 feet, but rolled the putt past the right lip of the cup for a bogey. When Mullinax knocked down his 3-footer, a huge roar went up from the predominantly Alabama crowd that could be heard by the other groups still on the course. After that, it ended quickly. When Burge missed a 15-foot par putt at the 15th, he conceded Whitsetts short bogey attempt to end that match. Up ahead on the 16th green, at essentially the same time, Scott Strohmeyer rolled in a 3-footer for par to beat Brian Campbell 3-and-2. "Roll Tide!" someone in the gallery shouted. Wyatts strong start helped calm his teammates. They knew the Tide already had one point in the bag, which meant the other four players merely had to split their matches. "Hes a really streaky player," Whitsett said. "When he gets hot, hes really hot. No one can beat him when hes firing on all cylinders." Even so, Wyatt never envisioned being 7-up as he walked off the seventh green. "It doesnt get any better than that," he said. "I just had to keep my head down, keep plugging along. I wanted to get to the finish as early as possible." Thomas Pieters, the 2012 individual champion, earned the Fighting Illinis lone point with a 1-up victory over Alabamas top-ranked player, Justin Thomas. That wasnt nearly enough to halt the Tide, which had been on a mission ever since the bitter loss to Texas a year ago. Alabama lost to the Longhorns 3-2 when, on the final hole, Whitsett came up short of the green and missed a birdie chip, then watched helplessly while Dylan Frittelli rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt to give Texas the crown. "I remember kneeling beside my bag," Whitsett said. "Its the worst Ive ever felt on a golf course." This was the best. "Pure joy," Whitsett said. The victory came nearly five months after Alabama routed Notre Dame in college footballs championship game, giving the school its third national title in four years in the sport that dominates most of the attention on campus. But the Tides athletic success goes far beyond the gridiron. Over the last two academic years, Alabama has also captured national championships in womens golf, softball and gymnastics. "We are a football school. No doubt. We dont have a problem with that," Mullinax said. "But I know the coaches on campus dont feel were just a football school. Weve got a lot of great athletes at Alabama. Were a great athletic school." The start of the match was moved up two hours because of the threat of an approaching storm, which was expected to hit the Atlanta area around mid-afternoon. There was no rain during the match, which ended just before noon under partly sunny skies. While Alabama was the nations second-ranked team, the Fighting Illini was a surprising finalist. They stunned top-seeded California 3-2 in the semifinals when Pieters defeated individual champion Max Homa on the second extra hole of their match. But Illinois couldnt pull off another upset. "Alabama had an edge to it today," coach Mike Small said. "We were up against a buzz saw." While the Fighting Illini has a bright future after sending out a lineup that included two freshmen and two sophomores, theyll have to make do next season without their top player. Pieters, a native of Belgium, had already announced his junior season would be his last before he turns professional. He broke down in tears after coming so close to adding a team title to the individual championship he won in 2012. "I dont think a lot of people expected us to be in the national championship," Pieters said. "We thought we could do it. We worked so hard to get to this moment. Its a shame we didnt get it done today. But Alabama played really, really well." David Baas Jersey . The 19-year-old goaltender turned away 42 shots as the Kingston Frontenacs held on to defeat the visiting Niagara IceDogs 5-4 in Ontario Hockey League action. 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