After an exciting tournament full of upsets and Cinderella runs, when the dust settled, the Villanova Wildcats were the only team left standing. From start to finish, Villanova was by far the best in the nation. A high powered offense (lead the NCAA in PPG) and a potent defense, Villanova had it all. Nova’s top 6 guys could play for any team in the country. Hats off to Michigan on a great season. They just ran into the wrong team at the wrong time.
After Nova was down 21-14, it was time for the new Italian Stallion, Donte DiVincenzo, to do his best Jimmy Chitwood impression. However, give Jimmy Chitwood the ability to play above the rim and you get Donte DiVincenzo.
To have a guy like DiVincenzo come off the bench is not fair. It’s a cheat code. 31 points for the best 6th man in the country.
Also, the narrative for Jay Wright these past couple of years has changed tremendously.
First 12 years at Nova – one Final Four
Last 5 years – 165-21 over the past 5 years, 2 titles
Wright went from a pretty good coach to a great coach in the matter of a few years. Whether he leaves for the NBA or decides to stay at Villanova, Wright will end up in the Hall of Fame.
Congrats to Villanova and Nova Nation. Philly cannot be beat.