The Wildcats made 13 of 26 3-pointers in the first half, jumping to a 47-32 lead on Kansas. Villanova scored just eight of its points from inside the arc. Seven players made at least one 3-pointer in the first half, with five players hitting multiple 3s.
Eric Paschall hit the record-breaker with 19:00 to play in the second half.
By the end of the Wildcats' 95-79 victory, the team had hit 18 total 3s.
THIS IS BRUTAL.... I'm literally trying to take my mind off this pain but Kansas is not helping #RockChalk
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) April 1, 2018
Villanova ranks third nationally in 3-pointers made per game, at 11.5, while ranking 19th nationally in 3-point percentage, at 40 percent. The Wildcats, despite making just four 3-pointers against Texas Tech in the Elite Eight last weekend, have made 61 3-pointers in four-and-a-half Final Four games.
"Coach has a lot of confidence in us, and we have a confidence in each other to go out there and make shots, no matter where they are," junior guard Jalen Brunson said last weekend.
Villanova will face Michigan in Monday's national championship game.
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