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    Villanova vs. North Carolina - Game Recap - April 4, 2016 - ESPN

    HOUSTON -- He shoots. He scores. And Villanova wins.

    Kris Jenkins spotted up and swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer Monday night to lift Villanova to the national title with a 77-74 victory over North Carolina -- one of the wildest finishes in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

    Villanova worked the ball to Jenkins moments after Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch 3 with 4.3 seconds left to draw the Tar Heels even.

    It's the first title for the Wildcats (35-5) since 1985, when Rollie Massimino coaxed them to a victory over star-studded Georgetown.

    This one might be even more memorable, considering `Nova squandered a six-point lead with 1:52 left, only to pull out the game at the end.

    Phil Booth led Villanova with 20 points. Jenkins finished with 14.

    Paige had 21 for the Heels (33-7) who came one shot short of giving coach Roy Williams his third national title.