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.
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.
Every now and then, and it is rare, a basketball team turns in a performance like Villanova did on Saturday night, the kind where there are almost no words to describe it. Against Miami, Kansas and Oklahoma, the Wildcats held their own and then some, leading with defense first. That system has Jay Wright’s team playing like a well-oiled machine.