VILLANOVA

RECORD (36-4)
CONFERENCE RECORD (14-4)
NEXT OPPONENT  N/A

MICHIGAN

RECORD (33-8)
CONFERENCE RECORD (13-5)
NEXT OPPONENT  N/A

BOX SCORE:

  1H 2H FINAL
NOVA 37 42 79
MICH 28  34 62

GAME RECAP

If the 76ers cut down the nets two months from now, there may not be enough Crisco in the state of Pennsylvania to keep the Process of the street poles.

After Nick Foles’ improbable run to a Super Bowl 52 title, Philadelphia shrugged the timeless underdog moniker. Jay Wright is doing the best he can to entirely remove that word from the city’s lexicon. His Wildcats won their second title in three seasons tonight, a 79-62 victory over John Beilein’s Michigan squad.

After a shaky start, watching Michigan race out to a 21-14 lead, the Wolverines cooled off and Nova began to do what Nova does best – make threes at an absurdly high clip. Following a short bout of foul trouble, Donte DiVincenzo’s number was called, and it’s not a number we should be forgetting anytime soon.

DiVincenzo put up 31 points on 10/15 shooting, including 5/7 from three. Much like their drubbing of Kansas, Michigan could never find a rhythm or way to get back into the game after Nova nabbed a first half lead.

Six games and six double digit victories, the Wildcats proved early and often that they were college basketball’s best team once again. The offense consistently provided bouts of explosiveness and by March, the defense managed to match their efficiency.

While it was much less stressful for all involved, is there a cooler coach than Jay Wright? This man could convince me to storm the beaches of Normandy in my birthday suit. Here’s to you, JW, although you’ve got a ways to go to lock down the best coach with those initials.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Michigan fans, please help us out here – which layer of hell is getting roasted by your opponent’s Sixth Man?

Donte DiVincenzo – need we say more? Just run the ‘One Shining Moment’ of his game tonight on loop.

Not thought of as a starter by the announcer’s table – his bench contribution was invaluable tonight. The sophomore scored 31 points on 10/15 shooting and 5/7 from three. Have a night, sir.

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Chief Executive Officer | The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
I live my life by three simple rules: 1. If you don’t own a pair of Crocs – congratulations on denying yourself one of life’s basic comforts. 2. Each and every person has a societal responsibility to refrain from making a social media account for their pet. 3. Ball security is job security. | As a Saints, Pelicans, Cubs, and Georgia Bulldogs supporter, the future is seemingly the only place I find success. Chances are, I dislike your team.

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