Villanova Thrashes Michigan 79-62 To Capture 2018 NCAA Title

    In a lopsided contest from the opening tip-off, the Villanova Wildcats thrashed the Michigan Wolverines 79-62 to secure the 2018 NCAA College Basketball Championship.

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    The Villanova Wildcats are your National Champions!

    Led by Jalen Brunson and an unexpected breakout performance by redshirt sophomore, Donte DiVincenzo off the bench, Novas cut down the hoop strings for the second time in three years as the last team standing.

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    Live look at Donte DiVincenzo right now. #NCAAChampionship

    A heavy favorite before March Madness began, Nova silenced doubters and critics during their run, solidifying themselves and head coach Jay Wright as the most dominant NCAA basketball program in the country. Will the NBA come knocking on Wright’s door? Only time will tell.

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    Jay Wright has been on the NBA’s radar for years, and with half a dozen (or more) likely job openings, could this be the year an NBA team lures him away?

    The ability to obtain and retain a group of true student-athletes for multiple years has become a thing of the past, but Nova continues to show that their modern dynasty is still rooted in old-school values. Let’s give a round of applause for the champs. 

    Kyle Harvey is a writer, producer and the current managing editor of The Shadow League. Host of the Points On The Board podcast, and a proudly washed college athlete, Harvey had previous stints at Slant News, The Bleacher Report, NBC News, and theGrio. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Harvey graduated from North Carolina A&T State University.