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No. 1 Villanova Beats No. 12 Virginia on Donte DiVincenzo’s Tip-In at The Buzzer

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Villanova came from 13 down in the second half against Virginia to win 61-59 on a tip-in at the buzzer by redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.

The No. 1 Wildcats were coming off Tuesday’s loss at Marquette.

With about 2 seconds on the clock, Josh Hart drove the lane and put up a shot that rolled off the rim. DiVinenzo snuck in on the back side and tipped it back in for his only basket of the game.

“That was a great shot by Josh,” he told Shannon Spake on FS1. “The defense sagged off Josh and they turned their head. It was a habit to attack the offensive glass and I was lucky enough to get the tip in right at the end.”

Said Villanova coach Jay Wright: “I knew Donte would be in the perfect spot. When you have good players, plays look good. He’s a helluva player, so’s Josh.”

Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges led Villanova (20-2) with 15 points apiece, and Hart added 12.

Former Iona Prep star Ty Jerome had 15 for the Cavaliers (16-4), former St. Benedict’s Prep standout Marial Shayok added 14 and Isaiah Wilkins had 12.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.