The Agony

There are so many things I want to say about that game, but picture the Britt household tonight. Nate Britt, Carolina’s junior guard just lost the National Championship. That’s because Britt’s adopted brother, Kris Jenkins, hit the game-winning shot for Villanova. I still can’t wrap my head around that.

I said before the game that Villanova would win if they shot 71% again. They came close- 58%. And while Jenkins’ shot will get all of the attention, Villanova’s defense has to be given the ultimate credit. They kept Carolina out of the paint and forced them to become a perimeter team. UNC rose to the challenge, and almost won a game where they shot 43% overall, because they converted 67% from behind the arc.

I will never forget the final image of Marcus Page. Page has meant so much to UNC the past four years, not only on the court, but off of it as an Academic All-American. He hit the tying shot, then watched the winner go in and burst into tears.

I know how he feels.

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  • Greg  On April 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    It’s no consolation, but . . . it was a great game. One of the announcers on the radio had a great line. He said if the game was close late, the fans would be very loud for Villanova because “nobody roots for Goliath”.

    • nysportsfanatic  On April 5, 2016 at 6:49 am

      It really was a great game and it will hopefully further interest in college basketball. Heck, put any team other than UNC in there and I am rooting for Villanova. They were a great story with some really fun players to watch.

      I’ve never been happier for baseball season!

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