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NCAA Championship Game 2018: TV Info, Game Time for Villanova vs. MI

NCAA Championship Game 2018: TV Info, Game Time for Villanova vs. MI

Monday night's NCAA championship game, which saw Villanova crush MI 79-62, drew the lowest overnight rating in the history of the tournament.

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College basketball has its dominant team, and it's Villanova.

The Big Ten's national title drought is now at 18 seasons.

The Villanova men's basketball team claimed its second national championship in three years April 2 with a 79-62 win over MI, and I was an ocean away from 99 percent of my fellow Wildcats.

But DiVincenzo and coach Jay Wright's Wildcats adjusted and ran away, turning the final minutes into a dismal exercise for the frustrated Wolverines. Even watching DiVincenzo's postgame interviews, it's clear that three years of college have begun to shed off a persona that would've made Vanilla Ice proud. "We played you the best we could, and tonight, you were better than us"'.

When he wasn't dribbling behind his back, winking to the TV announcers, stuffing shots or dishing out assists, Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was making it rain.

The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines were probably the most formidable team Nova could have seen in the title game Monday night. The rest of the team can flow with DiVincenzo as if it's the most natural thing, as if his 31 points and driving dunks and wink-inducing three-pointers are exactly what the Wildcats expected. Told that the name "Villanova" no longer means a really good Big East program but more of a titan, he said: "Yeah, I'm not sure I've comprehended that yet". "That's one of the hardest parts about this, because we know what it would mean to the fans and everybody at MI, but especially for him".

He's still a young guy, but it's clear he's maturing from a persona and a front that probably got a lot of laughs in high school. "There's so many great programs, so many great coaches, but I think our culture is what sets us apart". "I knew he was proud at that moment".

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A bench player putting up 31 points in the national title game is certainly an accomplishment worth noting, but let's not sell Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo short by calling him a mere substitute who picked the flawless time to have the game of his life.

"My teammates were just finding me early", DiVincenzo said to Westwood One.

According to ESPN the victory also caps an absurd five-year run for the Villanova.

The redshirt sophomore from DE broke his foot early in his freshman season and was limited to eight games and a medical redshirt.

"Honestly, it was a credit to these guys up here", DiVincenzo said in the postgame news conference, alongside Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges. He ran the scout team in practice, and legend has it that DiVincenzo did a better job playing the role of Oklahoma star Buddy Hield than Hield did himself.

In 2013, MI head coach John Beilein walked off the court in Atlanta in defeat, falling to Louisville and then-head coach Rick Pitino 82-76.

The last time we won the national championship, we were massive underdogs despite being a No. 1 seed, but this time was different.

He put up 16 points in the first half of a win over Alabama in the second round where Villanova played like they wanted to get bounced in the first weekend again.


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