Jenkins' buzzer-beater gives Villanova national championship triumph over North Carolina

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Villanova wins NCAA title on Kris Jenkins' buzzer-beating three

The Villanova Wildcats are national champions after Kris Jenkins swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat North Carolina 77-74 in one of the great NCAA title games of all time on Monday evening.

North Carolina's Marcus Paige had just tied it for the Tar Heels when he adjusted in the air and rattled home a game-tying 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to make it 74-all.

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For Villanova, it is its first national title since 1985, when the Wildcats shocked Georgetown.

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

Paige had 21 for North Carolina, which came one shot short of giving coach Roy Williams his third national title.

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Jenkins' buzzer-beater gives Villanova national championship triumph over North Carolina
Tipoff of UNC's game against Villanova in the final of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on Monday, April 4, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: The North Carolina Tar Heels stand on the court prior to the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the Villanova Wildcats at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: A general view of the court prior to the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: A general view as retired Naval Petty Officer, 1st Class, Generald Wilson looks on prior to the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels and Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats battle for the opening tip-off during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats drives against Joel Berry II #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Jalen Brunson #1 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots the ball in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Pool - Robert Deutsch/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats handles the ball against Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (L) high fives Jalen Brunson #1 prior to the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Mikal Bridges #25 of the Villanova Wildcats, Josh Hart #3, and Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels watch the ball in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels dunks the ball in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Pool - Chris Steppig/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Brice Johnson #11 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots the ball in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against Marcus Paige #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats reacts in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Phil Booth #5 of the Villanova Wildcats dribbles the ball in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats handles the ball as Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on in the first half of 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats handles the ball against Isaiah Hicks #4 of the North Carolina Tar Heels in the first half of 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: North Carolina Tar Heels fans cheer in the first half during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Daniel Ochefu (23) drives against North Carolina Tar Heels forward Brice Johnson (11) in the first half in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats and Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels fight for the ball in the second half of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Mikal Bridges #25 of the Villanova Wildcats reacts in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats (C) reacts in the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige (5) shoots the ball against Villanova Wildcats guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) during the second half in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) hits the game winning shot with .6 seconds over North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) shoots the game-winning shot over North Carolina Tar Heels forward Isaiah Hicks (4) in the second half in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats forward Kris Jenkins (2) celebrates with teammates after making the game-winning shot against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 4, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Villanova Wildcats celebrate their win over North Carolina Tar Heels in the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four at NRG Stadium. Villanova won 77-74. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates 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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with Phil Booth #5 and Mikal Bridges #25 after 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)
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)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats (C) hoists the trophy after the Villanova Wildcats defeat 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 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with the trophy after 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)
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The Wildcats, seeded second in the South Region, defeated UNC Asheville, Iowa and Miami before knocking off top-seeded Kansas in the Elite Eight. They recorded a 95-51 win over Oklahoma in the Final Four on Saturday.

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