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The grease did not stop Villanova fans from climbing above the crowd

The grease did not stop Villanova fans from climbing above the crowd

"All he wants to do is play", DiVincenzo's mother, Kathy, told The New York Times after her son was named the Final Four's most outstanding player.

Apparently, things didn't get any better when Villanova took the final decision over MI on Monday night.

"Hopefully", DiVincenzo said. "Might have to talk to coach about that".

His name won't show up in any box score from Villanova's run through the tournament two years ago, but he played as big a role as anyone in bringing that championship back to Philly.

For nearly two hours he made everyone forget Sister Jean, Michigan's Moritz Wagner (pronounced "Vogner" in his home Berlin, Germany) and just about everything else.

The last team to win its two Final Four games by 16 or more: UCLA in 1968. Since 2009, MI has failed to make the tournament just twice (2010 and 2015).

This season, MI lacked the stellar outside shooting that had been the foundation of so much of Beilein's success. They are the best of this season.

"Everybody said he had a monkey on his back, he couldn't do it", Villanova legend Kris Jenkins said, following the Wildcats' national title win over MI on Monday night. The Wolverines scrapped their way through, however, until Villanova was simply too much at the end.

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Abdur-Rahkman paced MI with 23 points and Wagner contributed 16, but their best efforts just weren't enough to hold off Villanova. "We're 33-8 and nobody expected us to be here". On Monday, his team came up just short again, losing in the title game to Villanova 79-62.

He should know they can: The Wildcats set a program best in wins (36-4) and won an NCAA-record 136 games over a four-year span. Big man Moe Wagner was a focal point, and seniors Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson made significant contributions. Zavier Simpson replaced him and led the team in a completely different way, setting the tone on defense. UMBC is a Cinderella story and maybe the greatest we have ever seen. He started with the now defunct Sports Fan Radio Network in 1997 as a reporter, giving in-game updates and then facilitating postgame interviews with players on winning teams after games via cell phones. Brunson and Bridges would leave a considerable void in the lineup and be on the small list of 'Nova players under Wright who left early for the National Basketball Association.

Isaiah Livers was in that starting lineup, and fellow freshman Jordan Poole made the winning shot in a memorable NCAA Tournament game against Houston that put MI in the Sweet 16.

The Wildcats' versatility and ability to play positionless basketball on offense also translated to the defensive end.

"We couldn't get it going at either end", MI head coach John Beilein said to TBS.

"When we got to the 2009 Final Four and we lost the first game, I thought that was my shot", Wright said.

He was also dogged by several other irresponsible posts, screengrabbed by internet sleuth @CollegeT0wn before they were deleted.

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