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Celebrating the Wildcats' Win!

Celebrating the Wildcats' Win!

Celebrating the Wildcats Win and LIVE Parade Friday, April 8 at 1PM

Villanova Wildcats Return After Championship Win

The Villanova Wildcats edged out the North Carolina Tar Heels in a fight to the finish Monday night

Tuesday was a homecoming to remember for the National Champion Villanova Wildcats. NBC10's Denise Nakano has the highlights from the celebration and rally. (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

Welcome home champs! Fresh off their incredible buzzer-beating NCAA Championship win, the Villanova Wildcats returned Tuesday afternoon. The team landed at Philadelphia International Airport around 5:15 p.m. and arrived back on campus around 6:30 p.m. for a welcome home celebration and  rally at Villanova Stadium.

WATCH: Villanova Wildcats Return After Championship WinWATCH: Villanova Wildcats Return After Championship WinThe Villanova Wildcats returned to campus for a celebration and rally after winning the NCAA National Championship. (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

Villanova Wildcats Arrive at Philly International AirportVillanova Wildcats Arrive at Philly International AirportFresh off their buzzer-beating championship win, the Villanova Wildcats arrived at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday. NBC10's Tim Furlong saw the scene from above in SkyForce10. (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

Nova Nation! Welcome Home Rally for Villanova WildcatsNova Nation! Welcome Home Rally for Villanova WildcatsA "Welcome Home" rally was held for the Villanova Wildcats fresh off their incredible buzzer-beating win over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA National Championship. (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

Villanova University canceled classes Tuesday to allow students and staff time to celebrate the Wildcats' win.

The extra sleep likely comes as a welcome surprise to students who partied well into the night following Monday night’s 77-74 victory over North Carolina, launching celebrations from the site of Kris Jenkins’ game-winning three-pointer in Houston to Villanova’s campus on the Main Line.

The university also closed the law school for the day to celebrate the Men's Basketball Team, according to university spokesman Jonathan Gust. Schools Out as Villanova Prepares to Welcome Back WildcatsSchools Out as Villanova Prepares to Welcome Back WildcatsFans celebrating the Villanova Men's Basketball Team's NCAA National Championship left a trail of debris behind. Classes were canceled Tuesday as the campus prepared toe welcome back the champs. (Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016)

The campus bookstore opened at 8 a.m. for fans looking to get their hands on gear bearing the Nova "V."

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They also planned a parade in Philadelphia Friday.

"Thank you, Nova Nation, for your unfailing support this season! Your enthusiasm and energy played a huge part in getting the team to this point—and it just goes to show that at Villanova, we are truly STRONGER TOGETHER!" wrote an enthusiastic Donohue in his letter to staff and students.
 

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