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Giftastic Recap of North Carolina vs Villanova

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UNC takes on Villanova in the National Championship Game!

Nice back forth sets the tone for the game early:

UNC’s 3-point shooting in the first half:

At one point, referees called 8 straight fouls, all on UNC:

That’s cool, though, cause Joel Berry be like:

UNC goes into halftime up 5:

Villanova goes on a gradually building 19-7 run to take commanding lead halfway into the second half:

UNC’s shooting in the second half:

Villanova goes up 10 with 5 minutes to go:

Marcus Paige has a layup blocked out of bounds, but hits a clutch 3 to pull UNC within 3:

Villanova throws the ball out of bounds and Brice Johnson makes it a 1-point game!!!

A strange foul call on Hicks sends Villanova to the FT line where they make it a 3-point game with 35 seconds:

Marcus Paige magically hits a layup to make it a 1-point game again!

Two Villanova free throws later and it’s 74-71 with 13 seconds left:

Marcus Paige hits a crazy, off-balance 3 to tie it with 4.7 seconds left to go:

But then Villanova’s Kris Jenkins is left wide open and hits a 3 at the buzzer to win it: