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NCAA champ Villanova will get Friday parade in Philadelphia

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 5, 2016 2:49 PM
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Villanova basketball fans celebrate after Villanova defeated North Carolina in the college basketball championship game of the NCAA Tournament, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Villanova, Pa.

(Villanova) -- Villanova will get a championship parade Friday in Philadelphia.

But for now, classes are off, and the party is on.

Students and fans will welcome home the national champions Tuesday afternoon at the campus football stadium. The Wildcats are scheduled to arrive around 5 p.m.

Friday's parade in Philadelphia will cover five blocks of Market Street and end outside City Hall, skipping the city's traditional athletic celebration route down Broad Street. The Phillies were the last championship team to have a parade, in 2008.

Police say six people were arrested and 25 people were injured after the Wildcats beat North Carolina in the NCAA championship.

Kris Jenkins' 3-pointer in the final seconds gave Villanova its second national title. It won its only other national championship in 1985.

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