North Carolina got the ball to — who else? — Paige, whose first effort at a layup wouldn't fall. He snagged the rebound and put it up again. This one was good, and Villanova's lead was now 1 with 22 seconds left.
After a pair of free throws by Hart, North Carolina got the ball back for what would be the decisive play. Make it, and the Tar Heels had overtime to hope for. Miss it and, well, you just can't think like that.
With the ball in Paige's hands again, Daniel Ochefu went for the steal. But instead of trying to drive by Villanova's big man, Paige pulled up and double-clutched another three.
And 4.7 seconds left.
"At that point, we believed we were going to win," Paige said. "We just needed 4.7 seconds of defense."
They got 4.6.
Jenkins is the inbounder for Villanova, and he was watching North Carolina as he raced to catch up to the action.
Just as he expected, the Tar Heels had all but forgotten about him.
"The defenders usually follow the ball," Jenkins said. "They were going to try to take Arch away because he's hit big shots in his career. When they all followed the ball, I just knew if I got in his line of vision, he would find me."
More like get in Arcidiacono's ear.
As Arcidiacono brought the ball up, and the precious seconds ticked off, Jenkins screamed his point guard's name to let him know he was open.
"Arch! Arch! Arch!"