Even through all the odd twists and turns that happened in every round, two No. 1 seeds made it to the Final Four.
For those complaining that not enough top teams advanced in the tournament, this is the game for them.
Villanova used their path to prove that a jump-shooting, three-point slinging squad can hang with anyone — even if the shots aren't falling and they have to play defense. Kansas demonstrated the value of being a program that can bring in young talented players. It also helped that Bill Self put on the coaching performance of a lifetime against Duke.
This will surely be the best game basketball fans could possibly watch on Saturday.
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16:04 —Villanova's Omari Spellman nails another 3-pointer to put his team ahead double digits at 14-4.
17:13 — Villanova opens up on a 9-2 run to start the game. Kansas calls for timeout after Villanova big man Omari Spellman knocks down a 3-pointer from the top of the key.