With UNC trailing because the clock ticked under 10 seconds, Marcus Paige knocked down the best shot in NCAA tournament historical past. Though the NCAA later ruled Louisville must vacate the championship as part of sanctions, Rick Pitino turned the first men’s coach to win a nationwide title at two schools. North Carolina scored eight consecutive points in the ultimate minute and 55 seconds to safe the victory. During that decisive stretch, Justin Jackson shook off a four-of-17 begin to present the go-forward and game-sealing factors. Mark Few and Gonzaga lastly broke via, reaching the national title for the first time in program historical past.
Hitting a buzzer beater to win a nationwide championship is sort of another, securing the Wildcats’ Kris Jenkins as a trivia answer for decades to return. The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancelation of what should have been an unbelievable 2020 NCAA Tournament. But … Read More