Kris Jenkins gave the Villanova Wildcats a 77–74 win over North Carolina in Monday’s national championship game.
Kris Jenkins gave the Villanova Wildcats a 77–74 win over North Carolina in Monday’s national championship game with a three-point shot as time expired.
With time winding down, Jenkins took the ball at the right wing and sunk a three.
Here’s how it sounded on Villanova’s TeamStream broadcast.
The Villanova teamstream call of the final shot pic.twitter.com/vTYkVo4txm— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) April 5, 2016
Before the shot, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch three with 4.7 seconds to go to tie the game at 74–74.
The Wildcats were led by sophomore Phil Booth’s 20 points off the bench and Ryan Arcidiacono’s 16 on 6-of-9 shooting. Senior Marcus Paige was 7 of 17 from the field for 21 points to lead the Tar Heels.
The win gave Villanova its first national championship since 1985.
Villanova ends its season 35–5, while UNC finishes 33–7.
– Kenny Ducey