2018 NCAA Tournament national title game preview: The fascinating questions for Villanova vs. Michigan

SAN ANTONIO — A fascinating and unprecedented college basketball season (FBI investigation, Trae Young mania, UMBC, Loyola, etc.) comes to a head Monday night in southern Texas. 

After what we all were witnesses to in March, it’d be very appreciated if these two teams could agree to play a classic

Monday night is the first time we’ve had a top-three KenPom defense play a top-three KenPom offense in the national title game since, well, the last time Michigan was in this spot. In 2013, Louisville had the No. 1-rated defense; Michigan was No. 1 on O. The D won out, as Louisville took a title that would be vacated almost five years later. (Beilein said Sunday he doesn’t consider Michigan to be retroactive champions in the wake of the NCAA stripping the Cardinals of their banner.)

But 2018 is a script-flip. Michigan, normally serene and slicing on offense, plays the role of pliable stalwart. The Wolverines will try to throw a chill on a flame-throwing Villanova gang that is frighteningly guilt-free in its 3-point assault. Michigan’s 33 wins to date are a school record. Villanova’s boasting its best team in school history, as I wrote after it clinched a Final Four berth

I spoke with both

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