March Madness 2018: Villanova wins NCAA Championship
Villanova defeats Michigan 79-62
SAN ANTONIO -- The college basketball season is over. Villanova defeated Michigan on Monday night, 79-62, en route to its second national championship in three seasons.
The Wildcats overcame a 7-point first half deficit to bury the Wolverines, building a lead that ballooned to as many as 22 in the closing minutes to comfortably cut down the nets in the Alamo City.
Player of the Year frontrunner Jalen Brunson finished with only 9 points, but the Wildcats squeezed a surprise career-high 31 from Donte DiVincenzo, who took home MOP honors in convincing fashion.
"He's worked so hard to make himself the best player he can be every day," Brunson said. "Honestly, this is nothing special -- excuse me, this is very special, this is nothing surprising for us. We've seen Donte do this multiple times this year."
Dynasty talk will soon commence about college basketball's best team, and with good reason. Jay Wright has turned his program into more than a Big East contender -- but a national power that has proven it is here to stay.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Young hung 55 points in a triple-OT win over Siena
Ward has played a big role for the Spartans, averaging career highs in points scored and minutes...
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also discuss Gonzaga's 16-game winning streak
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Villanova vs. St. John's 10,000 times.
Plenty of shuffling went down on Saturday in the latest look at bubble teams for the NCAA...
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Cincinnati vs. Wichita State 10,000 times.