He came off the bench in Monday’s national championship and scored a career-high 20 points to help Villanova win the title. Phil Booth, a sophomore guard, is a Rising Star to keep an eye on next season.
While we debate whether that was the greatest championship game of all time (it probably was), let’s also ask: Was Villanova’s run through the NCAA Tournament the most impressive of the modern era?
Thank you, basketball gods. We expected a competitive championship, but the semifinal results reminded us that nothing is guaranteed. But Villanova and North Carolina delivered perhaps the best NCAA Tournament championship game of all time. From the big plays to the unsung heroes, I’ve got a full recap of the title game at CBS Local.