There will be memorable moments from the National Championship game, but the international call of Villanova’s game-winning shot will be near the top.
The Villanova Wildcats won the National Championship game on a last-second three pointer to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels. It’s a shot that will go down in history and the many calls of the final shot of the 2016 college basketball season will help fans as they wait until next season.
The international feed call by Sean McDonough and Dick Vitale will go down in history as one of the best moments of the night.
Many fans may not like Vitale for how he calls games. Yet, he calls a lot of college games and it was smart for ESPN to allow him to be apart of the international feed broadcast seen around the world. He didn’t say much on the final shot, but what he did say added to the moment.
It has been 31 years since the Wildcats won a National Championship. In 1985 they won as a No. 8 seed and are still the lowest seed to not only make the final, but also come away victorious. Ironically, they also won in Houston back in 1985 and many members of that championship team were present when Monday night’s game ended.
Wildcats fans will be celebrating all night as they re-watch the final shot on as many calls and different camera angles as they can. Jay Wright has worked hard to get his team to the National Championship game and they came away as the top team on Monday night.
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