March Madness Championship

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In what could be considered the greatest March Madness championship game ever, the Villanova Wildcats rallied together to defeat No. 1 ranked North Carolina with a final score of 77-74. It was a close matchup the entire time as both teams struggled to outscore the other. The lead switched throughout the game, but neither team completely dominated score-wise. It could be stated that UNC had the first half, while Villanova showed up in the second. The Wildcats held a 10 point lead in the final two minutes of the game until the Tar Heels hit back-to-back shots. With 4.7 seconds left, UNC’s Marcus Paige (pictured above) hit a perfect three to tie the game. Villanova would have barely enough time to get the ball across the court to avoid going in to overtime. In the remaining second(s) of the game, Villanova PG Kris Jenkins hit a three and the Wildcats were the new national champions. Have a look at the final minutes of the game and you’ll see why it’s now considered to be the greatest championship ever.