Villanova Wins National Title

Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo (10) goes up for a shot over Michigan’s Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Villanova blew out Michigan 79-62 to win its second NCAA men’s basketball championship in three years on Monday night. Villanova’s sixth man, sophomore guard Donte DiVincenzo, gave the Wildcats a scoring boost with an 18-point barrage in the first half. He finished with a career-high 31 points, a title-game record, after averaging 13 points on the season. When Michigan threatened to come back in the second half, DiVincenzo answered with back-to-back three-pointers. Villanova became the first team since North Carolina nine years ago to win all six of its tournament games by double figures on the way to a national championship, cementing its reputation as one of the great NCAA championship teams.

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