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Jenkins beats buzzer, propels Villanova to national title

By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

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HOUSTON – Thirteen and one-half seconds. Two miracle shots. One national champion. Those 13.5 seconds will forever live in college basketball folklore. As the buzzer sounded, Kris Jenkins’ 3-point shot sent the Villanova Wildcats into a frenzy, their 77-74 victory over the North […]

How the poised, resilient Wildcats won a championship

By Cameron Stewart |@ThatManCam

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HOUSTON — When Phil Booth knocked down a pair of free throws to put the Villanova Wildcats ahead by 10 points over the North Carolina Tar Heels with 5:29 remaining in the national championship game, a title seemed secure. The Wildcats had made it […]

2016 NCAA men’s basketball National Championship game predictions

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By Jay Smith |@_SmithJ_

An NCAA champion will be crowned on Monday as Villanova is set to square off against North Carolina. The Tar Heels will be playing for the sixth national championship in their program’s storied history, while Villanova looks to earn its second title, and first […]

Carolina’s Williams pushes Tar Heels with a more mellow approach

By Jay Smith | @_SmithJ_

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HOUSTON — Roy Williams hasn’t been the most laid back coach in the country. And the past two years have been anything but laid back for the North Carolina Tar Heels and Ol’ Roy. Williams is coming off of two offseason knee […]

Postcard from Houston: A changing industry, an uncomfortable coach

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By Malcolm Moran | @malcolm_moran

I went to the Final Four, and a journalism class broke out.

The interview room at NRG Stadium was probably the last place to expect a discussion of journalism ethics and practices late on a Saturday night. But there it was as […]