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Near-perfect Paschall gives 'Nova another 3-point shooter

Eric Paschall was close to perfect in the Final Four.

The Villanova forward became the fifth player to go 10 for 11 or better from the floor in a Final Four game as the Wildcats thrashed Kansas 95-79 on Saturday night to advance to the NCAA Tournament championship against Michigan.

Paschall, a junior transfer from Fordham, joins a club with some impressive members. Bill Walton set the standard for all Final Four performances, going 21 for 22 in UCLA's 1973 NCAA championship game against Memphis. Jerry Lucas of Ohio State in 1961, Billy Thompson of Duke in 1986 and Sean May of North Carolina in 2005 all went 10 for 11 like Paschall.

The 6-foot-7 junior's...