SAN ANTONIO — In 2016, Villanova coach Jay Wright’s one-word mutter to himself illustrated a moment and predicted an epic outcome to that year’s NCAA Tournament.
On Monday night, the bang needed not wait until the end. Instead, the audacious Donte DiVincenzo erased all doubt long before the final buzzer sounded with a shocking performance that lifted the Wildcats to a second national championship in three years and cemented this program’s case as a modern blue blood in the sport and affirmed the school’s place atop college basketball.
Villanova 79, Michigan 62: The conclusion to a crazy college hoops season. All too easy for the Wildcats and Wright, who punched his ticket for an eventual Hall of Fame induction ceremony some time down the road.
The 2017-18 Villanova Wildcats were a force of nature, an arsenal with a 3-point attack that fired hot like jet fuel. Villanova’s all-around proficiency, and efficiency, separated them from every other team in the sport. You can call them the Golden State Warriors of college ball if you’d like, but this group established a style all its own at this level.
Not every NCAA Tournament ends with a champion that is apt to its season’s arc. But Villanova, undoubtedly, did so this season. Virginia was the No. 1 overall seed, but Villanova was
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