UNC vs. Villanova: Score, Celebration Highlights from 2016 NCAA Championship

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIApril 5, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04:  The Villanova Wildcats celebrate defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 to win the 2016 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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North Carolina Tar Heels point guard Marcus Paige hit a double-clutch three-pointer with 4.7 seconds left to tie the NCAA men's basketball national championship game at 74-74 on Monday.

Then, this happened:

Kris Jenkins' three as time expired gave the Villanova Wildcats their first national title in 31 years and did so in the most dramatic way possible.

It was a euphoric scene at a bar near the Villanova campus, per Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia:

NBC Sports Philadelphia @NBCSPhilly

REACTION: What the game-winning shot looked like from a near-campus bar. Unbelievable. https://t.co/uB1G5GYHKO

Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson had the best view on the floor:

Charles Robinson @CharlesRobinson

#Villanova wins the #NCAAChamionship at the buzzer! 77-74! https://t.co/Z5XTi3s6sd

This picture summed up the emotion and jubilation on the floor when the Wildcats received the trophy:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Champions 💯 https://t.co/CcgAV1EclQ

NCAA March Madness also shared a photo from the ground level:

NCAA March Madness @marchmadness

VILLANOVA IS YOUR NATIONAL CHAMPION! #NationalChampionship https://t.co/CpREaifM7y

Dave Southorn of the Idaho Statesman was on hand to capture the moment in case UNC legend Michael Jordan turned into his own meme:

David S. Pumpkins @dksouthorn

*Note to self: do not cry* https://t.co/jdpzGcKgfk

John Clark of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia shared an image of the confetti beginning to come down:

John Clark @JClarkNBCS

#NationalChampions https://t.co/dIA5vDpu9P

Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports relayed a photo of Villanova's hero surrounded by a sea of fans:

Pat Forde @YahooForde

Kris Jenkins w Villanova students post game https://t.co/FNOwsn9958

Jeff Goodman of ESPN was able to capture this moment—after the confetti finally stopped dropping—of Most Outstanding Player Ryan Arcidiacono holding the trophy:

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

This guy spearheaded the change in culture at Villanova. https://t.co/bvnX91A3m9 https://t.co/jSzFpCcS7G

Villanova head coach Jay Wright also had the reaction of the tournament, via B/R:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Jay Wright’s reaction to the game-winner #boss https://t.co/ki1gVs1v2e

This image was also captured by NCAA March Madness before the nets were cut down:

NCAA March Madness @marchmadness

Villanova is now one of 15 programs to have won multiple National Championships. https://t.co/OLMohj45l8

Rob Dauster of College Basketball Talk found the hero of the night met by his biggest fan:

Rob Dauster @RobDauster

Kris Jenkins' mom went FLYING into Kris' arms https://t.co/dET7v4WuAk

It was arguably the best finish to a national championship game in college basketball history and perhaps the most memorable celebration for a championship in history as well.

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