(AP) Villanova has its second national championship in three years after a 79-62 victory over Michigan.
The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years ago in Houston. Coach Jay Wright and Villanova didn’t have to wait very long for another one.
Donte DiVincenzo had 31 points for the Wildcats, the most scored against the Wolverines this season. Villanova guard Jalen Brunson, the AP Player of the Year, was in foul trouble and finished with nine points.
Villanova, which trailed by seven points early in the title game in the Alamodome, won all six of its NCAA Tournament games by double figures.
Students at Villanova University are gearing up to welcome home their men’s basketball team, who are returning with their second NCAA championship in three years.
A school spokesman says the team is set to arrive at Philadelphia’s airport around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, and the Wildcats will make their way to a celebration at the university’s football stadium that starts at 6 p.m. Classes have been cancelled as part of the festivities.
Villanova defeated Michigan 79-62 in Monday’s title game in San Antonio, setting off a raucous celebration on and around the suburban Philadelphia campus.
As soon as the game ended, fans streamed into the streets, cheering and chanting. Police reported two arrests following the partying.