This will forever go down as one of the greatest shots in NCAA tournament history! Kris Jenkins won March Madness for the Villanova Wildcats with an insane buzzer beater on April 4, stunning the UNC Tar Heels in an epic finish. Relive the incredible moment right here!
Villanova has officially been named champion of the 2016 NCAA tournament, but it wouldn’t have been possible without a last second shot from forward Kris Jenkins. The 22-year-old stayed calm, cool and collected to help his team beat the University of North Carolina with a 3-point buzzer beater in the National Championship game on April 4 — watch it all go down here!
With 10 seconds left, Villanova was confidently up 3 against the Tar Heels, but clutch UNC guard Marcus Paige put his team right back in it with a 3, tying the game and leaving just four seconds on the clock. It was no problem for Nova, though. Ryan Arcidiacono passed Kris the ball as the seconds ticked down, and he swished it right in as zeroes flashed on the screen. TOTALLY epic!
“Whenever I get the ball, I think that every shot is going in,” Kris told reporters after the game. “And this one was no different.” It was that confidence that kept the junior Wildcat focused as he made history for his team, and this moment will be remembered forever in NCAA tournament history.
This is the first buzzer beater to win the tournament since 1983, and the first time a three-point buzzer-beater has ever won March Madness. It’s safe to say that Kris Jenkins will be memorialized in highlight reels forever after this incredible shining moment.
The Tar Heels and Wildcats both had incredible runs in the 2016 tournament as 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, and finished by playing their hearts out in an epic final match. What an amazing night! This was Villanova’s first NCAA tournament win since 1985, and certainly deserved.
What do you think of Kris’ buzzer beater, HollywoodLifers? Who were you rooting for to win the game?