It took a historic comeback and an epic shot to give Notre Dame its second women's basketball national championship.

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Villanova junior Mikal Bridges descended the ladder last weekend in Boston with scissors in one hand, net in the other. He firmly tied the net around the back of his new regional championship cap and flipped it onto his head backwards.

Some of the world’s best inventions were discovered by accident — penicillin, the pacemaker and, of course, potato chips. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, the innovation behind his record-breaking offense was no different.

Reserve senior center Carson Shanks said the significance of his Loyola basketball team advancing to the Final Four really hit him Thursday night at an event where all four Final Four head coaches shared a stage.

Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year's worth of heartache.

Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy as the top player in men's college basketball.

Michigan erased a nine-point second-half deficit and ended Louisville's season with a 73-69 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday.

Breanna Stewart and UConn stand alone. Geno Auriemma, too, after another flawless season by the dominating Huskies.

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