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NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Recap

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at South Carolina chapter.

There’s nothing worse than being out of the loop, especially when it comes to something HUGE like the men’s National Championship basketball game. Lucky for you, I grew up in a household full of Villanova alums, so Villanova basketball has a special place in my heart. So, I actually sat there and watched the whole thing and surprisingly didn’t get distracted by (that many) pug Vines or funny gifs. In fact, quite the opposite; this game was a real nail biter!

The final eleven or so seconds made this game one for the books. Here’s why:

With only seconds left in the game, UNC guard Marcus Paige tied up the game with a three-point shot. As the clock continued to tick, Villanova point guard, Ryan Arcidiacono, passed the ball to forward Kris Jenkins. With only four seconds left on the clock, Jenkins won the game with a three–point shot at the buzzer. What a well-deserved win for the cats!

As the tokened “underdogs” of the tournament, Villanova wasn’t expected to win. In fact, after shooting the game-winning basket, Villanova forward Kris Jenkins ran to his mom and shouted, “They said we couldn’t! They said we couldn’t! They said we couldn’t!”

Now I’m sure Villanova fans are, as they say, “partying like its 1985.” Especially since their classes are optional today!

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Lexi Hill

South Carolina '18

Lexi is a senior at the University of South Carolina studying multimedia journalism. After graduation, she hopes to move to the city where she can pursue a creative career and grow old with her pet pug.
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Kristina Zagame

South Carolina

Born and raised right outside the great city of Boston. Senior at the University of South Carolina. Major: Broadcast Journalism. Minor: Sport and Entertainment Management. Interests include traveling, storytelling, and trying to squeeze in naps. Biggest pet peeve: being told, "no." Instagram & Twitter: @kzagame GO COCKS!