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KU men's basketball advances to NCAA Championship after defeating Villanova

Jayhawks will face Tar Heels
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Posted at 7:09 PM, Apr 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-03 17:20:16-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Kansas men's basketball team defeated Villanova 81-65 in the Final Four on Saturday.

The Jayhawks (33-6) will face the University of North Carolina Tar Heels at 8:20 p.m. Monday night.

KU took an early lead in the game and held it.

Despite an impressive performance from KU, Villanova forced the Jayhawks to fight to keep ahead.

KU guard and Kansas City native Ochai Agbaji took a leading role in the win, scoring 21 points on the day, and David McCormack led the team in scoring with 25 points.

Agbaji sunk six out of seven three-point shots, which is the best three-point percentage in any men's Final Four game in history, according to the NCAA.

KU last won the national championship in 2008.

“We’re gonna try to make history on Monday,” Self said about the oncoming championship in a postgame interview.