March Madness 2022: NCAA men’s final results and takeaways
This year’s Men’s Basketball NCAA Tournament is back on its regular queue after the COVID-19 pandemic games. The 2022 March Madness again let the confetti fall on the winning team, Kansas Jayhawks. Comprising 68 teams, the NCAA championship league had terrific teams in the Final Four. The championship took place in Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.
Going back to what went down during the NCAA final four games, here’s what went down. Kansas secured their way to the NCAA championship on Saturday. They made it again to the finals after leading 81-65 vs. Villanova. At precisely ten years after their loss to Kentucky in the 2012 NCAA National title game.
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Meanwhile, this victory placed the No.2 seed Jayhawks in the Final Four bout. They ended up playing against North Carolina on Monday night. Completing the NCAA 2022 Championship is the Kansas Jayhawks’ success.
On the other hand, Kansas went out, ending in a 38-19 lead against the Wildcats in the first half. Although it was a challenging game as Villanova got back to their feet with a remaining 6:10 time. That drew within 64-58 while the Jayhawks strategically used a fast 11-1 run from there to soar back again.
Kansas’ David McCormack ended with a season-high 25 points while helping his team out. With the center sitting in the final at 6:02 of first-half due to a foul, this is when Villanova saw the chance. They made a run to close within 40-29 at halftime.
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While the Wildcats had a hard time keeping up with KU with a 53.7% shot due to the sidelining of their shooting guard Justin Moore, he suffered an Achilles injury in the elite eight of the NCAA league.
KU’s senior wing Ochai Agabji scored his first six 3-points attempt in the game. He never missed any attempt until the remaining 2:04 minutes of the game. Overall, he was able to lift the team with 21 points. As a whole team, KU hits 13 out of 24 attempts in 3-points.
Chuck was feelin' himself after he guaranteed a Kansas win 😂
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It is safe to say that Kansas is in its best condition as they prepare to play for the NCAA national title. After opening the Final Four game vs. Villanova with dominance, KU shows a massive chance of winning the championship. And it is exactly what transpired.
Nevertheless, the Wildcats have also stretched out, marking the three Final Four appearances in the NCAA tournament. It’s evident how they bounced back from an almost impossible-to-escape hole as they made it to the second half.
Moving forward to the championship games, Kansas won the championship games at 42-69 win over North Carolina. This year’s NCAA championship is one for the books. The victory of Kansas marked a historic comeback in the title game history. All this while the soundscape “One Shining Moment” plays in the background.
Holding on to the fact that the No.1 seed came out as the national champion is not surprising at the very least. Although credits to North Carolina who have also put on a great fight.