Villanova head coach Jay Wright thanks the Philadelphia Eagles

Erica Roy
April 5, 2018

There was no denying Villanova.

The Wildcats were brilliant in winning their third championship, becoming the first team since North Carolina in 2009 to win all six games by double figures in the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats' recipe for success: Don't be shy about shooting the basketball, especially from deep.

One key question: Does Jay Wright's team belong on the list of the best of all-time? "You get into the mindset, don't screw this up; you've got a really good team here, really good kids".

"I'll have to watch the game, but yeah, obviously they played the drive better", said Wagner, who also had four turnovers.

With Michigan refusing to go away early in the second half, he opened his game-sealing run with an around-the-back dribble to get to the hoop and get fouled. DiVincenzo, a redshirt sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware, is nicknamed "The Big Ragu", presumably for his Italian name and red hair. Isaiah Livers was down a ways, isolated from the rest of his team.

DiVincenzo's 31 points came on an uber-efficient 15 shots, earning him the championship game's Most Outstanding Player award. He was a no-doubt victor of the Final Four's most outstanding player award.

"I think everything happens for a reason", assistant coach Ashley Howard said. "I was just trying to be aggressive".

Zavier Simpson needed a few late buckets to finish with 10 total points in the two Final Four games, and the Wolverines' top playmaker had just two assists against Villanova. The Wolverines didn't lose for almost two months before a 3-23 shooting performance from beyond the arc doomed them on Monday.

The somber mood in Michigan's locker room after the NCAA Tournament championship game had no outward effect on John Beilein. MI who were the third seeds did themselves proud by getting to the finals but found that Villanova was a little too powerful for them to pose any threat.

Amid anti-Semitism scandal, UK's Corbyn criticized over Seder with far-left group
If Jeremy Corbyn thought he was dousing anti-Semitism accusations by spending Seder with Jewish group Jewdas, he thought wrong. "Jeremy was invited to a Passover Seder with Jewish members of his local community", said the spokesman.

Synthetic Marijuana Situation In Illinois Kills 2, Number Of Cases Still Growing
Synthetic cannabinoids are sold in convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops, novelty stores and online. The chemicals are called cannabinoids , IDPH says, because the are similar to chemicals found in marijuana .

Kashmir shut by strike, security day after deadly fighting
The country's prime minister, foreign minister and commander of its armed forces - among others - all denounced the violence. Heavy contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in the restricted areas in Srinagar .

Livers was right. DiVincenzo hit everything he looked at for the Wildcats. Wagner added 16 points and seven rebounds, but the Wolverines were only 3 of 23 from three-point range.

'Nova capped a 36-win season by upending the Michigan Wolverines in the Championship Game of the NCAA Tournament.

Abdur-Rahkman paced MI with 23 points and Wagner contributed 16, but their best efforts just weren't enough to hold off Villanova.

"It just shows how much depth we have, and that we don't care who gets the credit", Brunson said.

Xavier won the Big East, and it and Villanova were both No. 1 seeds. They were one of the best teams in the country and to classify them as a Cinderella is way off base. Everybody talks about their offense. Sure, the thought of an opportunity to go after winning a NBA championship along with a hefty pay raise after winning two national championships at the college level may seem tough to turn down, but also Wright understands how great of a thing he now has going at Villanova. "I didn't know how many points I had, I didn't know any of that". And that was going to be important tonight.

"How close we are just carries us when we're on the court", DiVincenzo said.

Throw in Collin Gillespie, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and Jermaine Samuels, and the Wildcats should keep rolling as national championship favorites.

Everybody loves a Cinderella story- The Cinderella story has defined and made March Madness what it is, so what is a Cinderella story?

From a historical standpoint, this is the first time a city has been home to both the Super Bowl Champion and the victor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Loyola was a team that ran through 4 supposed stronger teams and advanced to the Final Four.

Other reports by GlobalViralNews

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER