Villanova junior Kris Jenkins answered a double-clutch, game-tying 3-pointer by North Carolina’s Marcus Paige with a buzzer-beating 3 of his own Monday night to lift the Wildcats to a 77-74 victory and the national championship.
Jenkins finished with 14 points -- the last three as memorable as any that have been scored in the history of this tournament.
Before Jenkins did his thing, it was unheralded sophomore Phil Booth pouring in a career high 20 points to give the Cats their late six-point lead.
Paige finished with 21 and Joel Berry II had 20 for the Heels (33-7), the only No. 1 seed to make the Final Four.