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Villanova's buzzer-beater Jenkins to stay for senior season

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The Villanova player who hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to win the national championship is sticking around for his senior season.

Kris Jenkins and Villanova officials said Monday that Jenkins has withdrawn his name from NBA draft consideration.

Jenkins says on Twitter that it was a good experience to go through the process but he's looking forward to graduating next year "and becoming a great leader."

Jenkins' 3 gave the Wildcats their first title since 1985. Villanova beat North Carolina in Houston last month.

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National Championship - April 4
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Mountain West reverses course, will stick to 11-team format

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mountain West basketball coaches complained when the conference's presidents disregarded their vote on keeping the men's and women's basketball tournament at 11 teams.

Now the coaches are getting their wish.

The Mountain West Conference board of directors voted on Friday to abandon a plan to reduce the postseason tournaments to eight teams, protecting the original 11-team format.