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Behind DiVincenzo’s 31 Points, Villanova Wins Third National Championship

By Aidan Wilkins | @AidanJWilkins

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SAN ANTONIO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright had just cut down the net. He smiled as he gazed toward the crowd. He pumped his right fist just once, as if signaling that the job was done. His Villanova Wildcats had just captured their second national […]

Jenkins beats buzzer, propels Villanova to national title

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

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HOUSTON – Thirteen and one-half seconds. Two miracle shots. One national champion. Those 13.5 seconds will forever live in college basketball folklore. As the buzzer sounded, Kris Jenkins’ 3-point shot sent the Villanova Wildcats into a frenzy, their 77-74 victory over the North […]

How the poised, resilient Wildcats won a championship

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam

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HOUSTON — When Phil Booth knocked down a pair of free throws to put the Villanova Wildcats ahead by 10 points over the North Carolina Tar Heels with 5:29 remaining in the national championship game, a title seemed secure. The Wildcats had made it […]

Postcard from Houston: A national champion, polite to the end

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By Malcolm Moran |@malcolm_moran

“Excuse me.”

The voice behind me spoke softly. I was standing on the basketball floor at NRG Stadium, a few feet from the steps that led up to the newly-constructed victory stand for the Villanova Wildcats. From the moment Kris Jenkins launched the […]

2016 NCAA men’s basketball National Championship game predictions

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By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

An NCAA champion will be crowned on Monday as Villanova is set to square off against North Carolina.  The Tar Heels will be playing for the sixth national championship in their program’s storied history, while Villanova looks to earn its second title, and first […]