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Villanova Wins It All On Kris Jenkins’ Shot

April 5, 2016

Villanova’s Kris Jenkins hit a three point shot as time expired lifting the Wildcats (Villanova), to their second national title (the other in 1985), winning (77-74) vs North Carolina.

Sadly, the great finish occurred in the first national title game since at least 1968 (North Carolina lost that game as well) not on over the air television.

“Nova” (perhaps destiny that a team called “Nova” would go, I believe, (6-0) vs the spread in the tournament, but remember so called locks or lox, nova being a type, are expensive) senior Ryan Arcidiacono, whose pass set up Jenkins’ historic shot, was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

Perhaps lost in the winner takes it all mentality, is that North Carolina’s Marcus Paige made a great three point shot to tie the game with just over 4 seconds to play.

However, Villanova seeded second in its region is a truly deserving champion as they beat two one seeds and a two seed, to claim the title under coach Jay Wright.

 

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Villanova’s Kris Jenkins certainly hit the longest NCAA title winning shot of any kind, certainly among those as time expired. Vic Rouse scored to win the 1963 title for Loyola of Chicago and Lorenzo Charles did so 20 years later for North Carolina State.

 

 

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