"But the best team won and I'm actually happy they won a little bit because we don't really speak that other team's name around here".
'I don't know what they're using but some poor guy from Villanova has to smear it all over the place, ' Radnor Police Lt. Chris Flanagan told the Philadelphia Inquirer before Monday's game. "I enjoy it better that way". "For me? This year is why I coach, to be in that locker room right now with those kids". He is only the 14th coach overall with more than one championship, a list topped by John Wooden's 10 at UCLA.
The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. This was Villanova's third NCAA championship in their history and their win during the finals makes it their 36th win this season which is a record for the Villanova Wildcats during a single season. "This is one is really fulfilling, really humbling".
"When they signed Herschel Walker, they had a press conference and the Stars sent me up to represent them", Wright said. "If you come into a situation like this one, where your owners and front office support you to the nth degree, and know there are going to be ups and downs, and don't ride the emotional roller coaster of an 82-game season and tough things that happen, then you're in a great situation". But when the media calls you a blue blood, we're not turning it down.More news: Intel's latest Core i9 processor comes to mobile
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MI had about 15 good minutes to start, largely thanks to Beilein's gameplan to limit the Wildcats' 3-point shooting prowess while taking advantage of 6-foot-11 Moe Wagner's defensive mismatches. Although the Final Four/championship game was somewhat disappointing (all thanks to Villanova, they were clearly the best team this season), there was no shortage of madness for fans. "Never takes his foot off the gas".
When a reporter asked about the tweet on Monday night, just as Donte was being honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, DiVincenzo said he did not recall posting that particular tweet. "We want to go up on top of the mountain, we get up there and we go back down and climb the big one".
Philly is starting to get used to being winners. "He's a very humble dude. He's all about us", Booth said.
"Hopefully", DiVincenzo said. "Might have to talk to coach about that". No. 3 seed MI became the first team to make the title game without having to play a single team seeded in the top 5. That changed with their title run in 2016, before another loss in their second tournament game last season. With that margin still standing, the Wolverines ran a set that got Wagner mismatched against SN Player of the Year Jalen Brunson near the top of the key.
DiVincenzo consistently came to the rescue and kept the Wildcats in the game, scoring 18 first-half points.