Likely, this is just a random stat, an anomaly, a mere glitch in the path to glory. But nonetheless, the Tar Heels and Wildcats have some history. And now the stakes are bigger than ever before. The two teams will square off Monday night with the chance to be crowned national champions.
Here are three things to note about Villanova.
The hottest team in the land
Even though UNC has beaten each of its opponents in the NCAA Tournament by double digits thus far, it’s Villanova who has had the more impressive run of late.
On Saturday, the Wildcats trounced Oklahoma to the tune of a 95-51 win, which was the largest margin of victory in Final Four history.
Everything was clicking for Villanova, as it finished the game with a sweltering 71.4 percent shooting from the field — good enough for the second-best performance in Final Four history.
A senior led team
Much like North Carolina relies on the play of Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the Wildcats lean on their seniors.