Villanova Dominates Michigan, Wins Second NCAA Title In Three Seasons

by NESN Staff

April 2, 2018

Could a college basketball dynasty be brewing at Villanova?

The No. 1 seed Wildcats became the kings of college basketball again Monday night after defeating No. 3 seed Michigan 79-62 in the national championship game of the 2018 NCAA Tournament in San Antonio.

It’s Villanova’s second championship in the last three seasons — the Wildcats beat North Carolina on a stunning buzzer-beater in 2016. Michigan’s defeat is its fourth in a national title game since 1990, the most of any school in that span. The Wolverines haven’t won a Division I basketball title since 1989.

Donte DiVincenzo scored a game-high 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting off the bench for Villanova. He helped the Wildcats take a 37-28 lead at halftime, and build that advantage up to more than 20 points in the second half en route to a blowout win.

Villanova is the first team since North Carolina in 2005 to lead the nation in scoring and cut down the nets in March Madness as champions.

Thumbnail photo via Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports
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