Villanova wins second title with dramatic buzzer beater

In what will be remembered as the craziest five seconds in National Championship history, North Carolina and Villanova traded dramatic threes, the second of which by Villanova’s Kris Jenkins at the buzzer, propelled the Villanova Wildcats to its second championship in program history.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  The Villanova Wildcats celebrate defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Down three points with time expiring, North Carolina’s Marcus Page sunk a double-clutch three pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left leaving ‘Nova fans breathless, but Jenkins made sure that the “One Shining Moment” montage would belong to the Wildcats. The 77-74 Villanova win may very well be one of the great title games of all time and will go down as a testament to the true team-style of basketball that coach Jay Wright’s team played with all season.

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