The Villanova Wildcats defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men's basketball championship game in Houston, Texas Monday.
The two teams exchanged the lead several times down the stretch before the number one-seeded North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit a wild three-point shot that tied the game at 74-74 with about four seconds left in regulation time. But Villanova's Kris Jenkins took a pass just over the midcourt line and launched the winning three-point shot for the second-seeded Wildcats as the final buzzer sounded.
This is only Villanova's second NCAA men's basketball championship, the first coming in 1985, when they upset the then-powerful Georgetown Hoyas. The win is also the first title for head coach Jay Wright in his 22-year head coaching career.