But still no definitive NCAA sanction against North Carolina, where an academic scandal has shredded a top university’s reputation.
The Huskies capped another perfect season with an 82-51 victory against the Orange for their fourth NCAA championship in a row.
Kris Jenkins hit a 3-point buzzer-beater to cancel out North Carolina’s game-tying 3 from Marcus Paige as Villanova took the national crown.
Breanna Stewart and Connecticut have their sights set on four titles in a row with a win against old Big East foe Syracuse.
Tar Heels coach Williams looks forward to fifth title game in his career and Villanova’s Jay Wright named coach of the year.
Syracuse faces huge task against heavily favored Connecticut in title game.
Wildcats advance to title game with 44-point blowout of Buddy Hield and the Sooners.
North Carolina’s dominant inside game, plus a few pivotal 3-pointers, was enough to crush Syracuse’s zone defense.
The Division II and III championship games will be on Monday while the DI title game will take place Tuesday.
Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson presents Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield with a USBWA award.