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Villanova wins NCAA Championship at the buzzer

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The Villanova Wildcats won what might have been the greatest NCAA Championship Game in history on Monday night, beating the North Carolina Tar Heels on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Kris Jenkins. The final shot ruined a courageous North Carolina comeback from 10 points down with less than five minutes remaining. Carolina’s comeback was complete when Marcus Paige made a circus, double clutch three pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds remaining. After a Villanova timeout, Ryan Arcidiacono…

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North Carolina, Villanova meet for national championship

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North Carolina and Villanova meet on Monday night in Houston to decide college basketball’s champion for the 2015-2016 season. Although this is the first time the two will square off in the championship game, there’s some Final Four history between them. The Tar Heels’ most recent title came in 2009 when they beat the Michigan State Spartans 89-72 in Detroit. To reach the title game, North Carolina first had to get by the Wildcats 83-69. Monday’s game will mark the…

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Villanova sets Final Four record in blowout of Oklahoma

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The Villanova Wildcats will be playing for the national championship on Monday night after their historic 95-51 destruction of Oklahoma on Saturday evening. Villanova’s 44-point margin of victory at NRG Stadium in Houston was the largest margin of victory in Final Four history. This game was a far cry from the December 7 matchup between these two teams. In a game played at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oklahoma swamped Villanova 78-55. Saturday’s meeting represents an astonishing 67-point turnaround. “This was just…

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Final Four coaches learned under some of the greats

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The Final Four often brings at least one young head coach to the big stage for the first time. Some recent examples include Brad Stevens, who brought Butler to a surprising appearance in the title game in 2010 at the age of 33. Shaka Smart, also 33, led Virginia Commonwealth (VCU) to the Final Four in 2011. In 2000, Billy Donovan, then only 34, took the Florida Gators to the championship game. This year, all four coaches are seasoned veterans.…

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Villanova, Oklahoma qualify for Final Four

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Villanova, Oklahoma qualify for Final Four The first matchup for the Final Four is set. Villanova outlasted Kansas 64-59 to win the Midwest Regional in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier on Saturday, Oklahoma hammered Oregon 80-68 in the West Regional final in Anaheim, California. Villanova will take on Oklahoma in Houston next Saturday. Villanova 64, Kansas 59 Kansas was the overall top seed in the NCAA Tournament, but it was second-seeded Villanova who prevailed. The Wildcats, who had won their three previous…

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Villanova bounces Miami from NCAA Tournament

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The Miami Hurricanes’ first-ever  trip to the Elite 8 will have to wait for at least another year. Second-seeded Villanova used their size, quickness and shooting accuracy to eliminate third-seeded Miami from the South Regional, 92-69 on Thursday night in Louisville. Looking at the box score, it is incredible to believe that Miami not only lost the game, but lost it by 23 points. The Hurricanes shot 53 percent for the game, including 10 of 17 from beyond the 3-point…

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Miami one of 6 ACC teams pointing toward Elite 8

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Over the next two nights, eight games will be played in the NCAA Tournament. When those games are over, we will know the identities of the Elite 8. The odds are strong there will be at least one, if not more, ACC teams among the final eight. No fewer than six ACC schools made the Sweet 16 and none play each other over the next two days. One of those non-ACC teams seeking to survive and advance is the Maryland…

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