Villanova had it's run in the NCAA tourney ended tonight by North Carolina in the National Semifinal. The largest crowd in NCAA Final Four history watched Michigan State defeat Connecticut and then UNC beat the Wildcats 83-69.
In a game where Villanova made more Field Goals and outrebounded UNC; the Tar Heels got their 14 point edge from two lines; the Free Throw and 3-Point.
UNC went 11-22 from behind the arc as 'Nova shot a dismal 5-27 (.185). As noted in the pregrame, we were looking for Villanova to shoot, at a minimum, above 30%. An extra 3 or 4 3-Pointers would have made this a different game.
North Carolina was also able to get to the line. Even though they only shot 59%, the pure number of attempts aided the 'Heels. They went 22-37 from the Charity Stripe. After starting 0-3, 'Nova went 12-16 (.750).
Villanova was led by Scottie Reynolds' 17 points. Reggie added 15, Corey Fisher added 13. Senior Dante Cunningham ended his Villanova career with a Double-Double; with 12 boards and points.
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