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A View of the Madness

Apr 3 2016
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Sam Maller/The Players' Tribune
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The Players' Tribune
The Voice of the Game
Apr 3 2016

The NCAA men’s title game is set. Villanova vs. North Carolina. The Wildcats put on a defensive clinic, shutting down Buddy Hield and Oklahoma, while the Tar Heels ended tenth-seeded Syracuse’s quest to be the lowest seed to ever advance to the title game. The Players’ Tribune was in Houston Saturday to capture the joy — and the heartbreak — of the Final Four.

Villanova takes on Oklahoma during the NCAA Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on April 2, 2016. Photo by Sam Maller

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Syracuse takes on North Carolina on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Buddy Hield before Villanova takes on Oklahoma on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Kris Jenkins pregame as Villanova takes on Oklahoma on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

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Trevor Cooney shoots a three as Syracuse takes on North Carolina on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Buddy Hield, 24, of Oklahoma drives the lane as Villanova takes on Oklahoma on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Jim Boeheim as Syracuse takes on North Carolina on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Syracuse takes on North Carolina on April 2, 2016 at the at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tx. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn for the Players' Tribune)

Trevor Cooney after Syracuse takes on North Carolina during the NCAA Final Four at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on April 2, 2016. Photo by Sam Maller

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