Chicago Bulls: 3 players who were stars in March Madness

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By far the most accomplished player on the current Chicago Bulls roster in terms of NCAA Tournament accolades is the former Villanova Wildcats point guard Ryan Arcidiacono. In 11 games played in the NCAA Tournament, Arcidiacono averaged 12.9 points per game, 3.6 assists, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals, while shooting 50 percent from the field and an awe inspiring 46.0 percent from beyond the arc.

A lot of that 2016 Villanova team under the direction of head coach Jay Wright that won a National Championship is finding varying degrees of success in different NBA roles. The player that knocked out the Tar Heels in the national title game when Arcidiacono was able to get his first ring was shooting guard Kris Jenkins.

All in all, this was truly one of the most special and memorable national title games ever to occur in the NCAA Tournament. March Madness truly clung to its branded name when Arcidiacono played for Villanova to cap the 2015-16 season. The run that Arcidacono had in particular during that NCAA Tournament in 2016 earned him All-Tournament Team honors.

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The shot that Tar Heels point guard Marcus Paige hit in the dying seconds of the second half to tie the game up at 74 looked like it might send it into overtime. Arcidacono was the guard closing out on Paige on the perimeter before he hit that three-point shot to tie the game. But then Arcidiacono hit Jenkins to find the game-winning three-point shot.