By: Marques Cruz
There you have it, Villanova surprising us all once again. Did you see that shot? Jenkins definitely is clutch. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you must be living under a rock. For all your Patrick Star’s out there, Pennsylvania’s own Villanova Wildcats successfully beat North Carolina University Tar Heels to win the March Madness tournament. The Tar Heels held most of the momentum for most of the matchup and led 39-34 at halftime. The Wildcats were not going to be outdone and the team knew if they wanted to win, someone would have to step up. In the second half, Villanova came out swinging taking all of the momentum from the Tarheels. Villanova managed to tie the game off of a three pointer shot by Mikal Bridges with 14:08 left in the second half. Sophomore Phil Booth stepped up big time scoring 20 points. He shot 6-7 and sunk 2 threes. This just so happened to be his season high and 13 more than his average of just 7 points per game. Talk about wanting it bad. With 12 minutes left in the game, Booth hit back to back shots giving Nova a 3 point lead. The scored remained 49-46 for about 2 minutes until Kris Jenkins hit a 2 pointer with 10:30 left in the game. Fast forward a couple minutes and you get Nova up 9 with 4 minutes left in the game. WIth 1:52 left in the game the Wildcats held a 6 point lead and only a few stops left to be crowned National Champs. The Tar Heels showed that they would not let Villanova walk away with this W and so they rallied back, bringing the deficit to only one point with one minute remaining. From here on out you witness arguably the most clutch, down to the wire finish that a National game has to offer. Josh Hart sunk two free throws with 13 seconds left to give Nova a three point lead. “Game!” many people thought but Carolina guard Marcus Paige sunk a double clutch three pointer to tie the game with 6 seconds remaining. What a shot! As many fans thought this game was over, Nova players did not panic. Ryan Arcidiacono brought up the ball and dished it off to Kris Jenkins for a open three. Jenkins let it go as time expired and we watched the ball soar the air for what felt like 10 minutes. As time expired, the ball swished into the net and the Wildcats were crowned National Champions from a remarkable shot. What a time to be alive for Nova fans as well as all basketball fans nation wide.
By: Marquez Cruz
Pennsylvania's own Villanova Wildcats are currently ranked 3rd in the country in Men’s basketball. They currently lead the big east with a 15-2 conference record taking loses only to Xavier and Providence in the conference. Who could've guessed that Villanova would have such a great season? They are led by Junior Guard Josh Hart who averages 15 points a game to go along with 7 rebounds. His partner in crime is Junior Forward Kris Jenkins who averages 12 points. Although it may not seem like much, these two lead the team with leadership and energy. Hopefully Villanova can get far in this year's March Madness tournament following an early dismissal from last years tournament taking a third round L to NC State. It seems that this is always the case when it comes to playing games that actually matter for Villanova is said to be in a rather easier bracket in college hoops. This year Villanova will have to battle through their conference and hopefully come out on top and eventually play in a championship game. All of Philadelphia and much of PA is rooting for Villanova to come out on top and compete in this year's tournament. Who do you have as your favorite entering the tournament? Oklahoma is looking very good this year being carried by Senior Guard Buddy Hield who is averaging 25 points a game and is leading his team to a 23-6 record. There are a lot of teams to look out for this March but the real question is whether or not Villanova will have ANOTHER early departure, or will actually make noise in