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Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:41 PM

Villanova wins national championship on Kris Jenkins game-winner

Source: Metro.us

Villanova won its first National Championship in 31 years after Kris Jenkins made a 3-pointer at the buzzer, besting a talented and slightly favored North Carolina squad 77-74 Monday night, capping off one of the most impressive NCAA Tournament runs in the history of college basketball.



Phil Booth made a career high 20 points, the Wildcats shot their tournament usual of above 50 percent (they bested UNC by a 58.3-49.2 percent margin) and suffocating defense helped lift Villanova after a lackluster first half.


With Villanova leading by three and just a few ticks left, UNC's Marcus Paige drilled a game-tying three to even things at 74-all. With 4.5 seconds left, the Wildcats had the ball and a chance to hit a shot and walk off as National Champions. Ryan Arcidiacono took the ball up court, passed it off to Jenkins and the three from the right side went in, finishing off one of the greatest National Championship games in history



Read more: http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/villanova-wins-national-championship-on-kris-jenkins-game-winner/zsJpde---nvUIlR2PjxP1U/



This was quite a game -- even if it wasn't THE championship, it would have been a thriller, tied up literally to the last second

This is a game that will obviously go down in history -- and this from a total non-basketball maven.

This was the time that was supposed to be for the primary debate?

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Reply Villanova wins national championship on Kris Jenkins game-winner (Original post)
cloudythescribbler Apr 2016 OP
RepubliCON-Watch Apr 2016 #1
JohnnyLib2 Apr 2016 #2
LiberalFighter Apr 2016 #3
SoapBox Apr 2016 #4
ybbor Apr 2016 #10
beac Apr 2016 #18
zazen Apr 2016 #5
mnhtnbb Apr 2016 #7
SoapBox Apr 2016 #11
Zen Democrat Apr 2016 #6
iandhr Apr 2016 #8
onehandle Apr 2016 #9
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #15
onehandle Apr 2016 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2016 #17
Initech Apr 2016 #12
murielm99 Apr 2016 #13
bigwillq Apr 2016 #14
sofa king Apr 2016 #19

Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:43 PM

1. That finish was unreal!! Good for Nova. nt

 

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:44 PM

2. Great game, amazing finish

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:45 PM

3. They were playing? Didn't notice.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:45 PM

4. It was a WOW game!

Even if you don't even care for sports...you should see the last, was it around 4 seconds...WOW!

Congrats to Villanova!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:52 PM

10. Agreed

I was texting with my buddy, a UNC grad, throughout the game. I bet I texted "Wow" a dozen times.

I had no horse in the race so I really didn't care, but was rooting for the Heels because of some friends and family.

What a game is all I can say. If you like sports, this is why.

Congrats to Villanova on an amazing season, I had no clue until the OK game what you were about. Sick D and clutch shots will get it done every time, and did again tonight.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:25 AM

18. Couldn't find one with all of the last four seconds (and SIX POINTS!) but here is the final shot:

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:45 PM

5. Worst. Officiating. Ever. n/t

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Response to zazen (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:09 PM

7. True dat.

But it didn't help that the Heels couldn't sink a basket for the first 10 minutes of the second half.
The announcer said at one point they were shooting 23% in the second half! You cannot win a championship game
doing that. And especially missing free throws when you're down.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:54 PM

11. NC's shooting percentage was awful...

Heard the coach talking about that.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 10:58 PM

6. The last two shots taken were game changers. This was a shockingly brilliant game.

Both teams will be long-remembered.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:11 PM

8. What a game.

An instant classic.

It will be shown on highlight reels for years to come

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Mon Apr 4, 2016, 11:36 PM

9. More importantly, I'm winning my bracket picks.

$45 in the pot. Go Villanova!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:51 AM

15. Now that you've announced your winnings ...

... the IRS looks forward to declaring them on your 2016 taxes.

Ok, they probably won't chase someone named "One Handle" for the tax on $45, but the principle is there: don't brag about undeclared income on the intertubes.



(my brackets were totally busted early. Michigan universities did not fare as well as hoped)

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:58 AM

16. Although it is true that the Feds know every human behind every ID on DU...

...and exactly what we say here, they don't know if I actually won $45.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:10 AM

17. Grovelbot would rat us out for a couple of Triple-A batteries. nt

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 12:48 AM

12. A shot like that only comes around once a lifetime.

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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 01:30 AM

13. That was amazing.

I love games like that!

I am a Valparaiso University alumna. I will never forget The Shot, by Bryce Drew.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:39 AM

14. Congrats to Nova!

 

What a game.

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Response to cloudythescribbler (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 08:46 AM

19. All hail the Oracle of 538!

Tired of predicting elections months in advance, Nate Silver has moved on to predicting the NCAA tournaments. Their headline back on March 24 said it all:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/villanova-will-die-or-live-by-the-three/

Villanova will die or live by the three, ha ha! And so too they did.

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