In arguably the wildest 96 seconds of college basketball ever, Jay Wright remained as calm, cool and collected as ever. So did his players, up until Kris Jenkins buzzer-beating shot went down with a bang. That mild-mannered persona is exactly what Villanova showed in the final seconds with a perfect play proving to be the Wright stuff.
It is the shot that will define Villanova basketball forever. Kris Jenkins with the long-range three-pointer at the buzzer to win the National Championship — well, shots don’t get any bigger than that. The play that led to Jenkins heroics was brilliantly designed and executed to perfection. Break down of the shot and two plays that made it possible.
Kris Jenkins capped a tremendous game with a three-point, buzzer-beating shot to win the National Championship for the Villanova Wildcats in a 77-74 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday night at NRG Stadium in Houston.
One game will decide the National Champion in Division I college basketball this season. Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels take on Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. Tip off between these two schools with long-standing histories begins at 9:19 p.m.