Everything was decided, all drama eliminated, by the time the final minute of the 2018 national championship game approached.
Michigan coach John Beilein was asked following the national championship game against Villanova on Monday night if he felt like he may have lost to an all-time great team.
The wandering man strolled through Final Four Fan Fest late Sunday afternoon with nowhere in particular to be, when a basketball caught his attention.
Villanova junior Mikal Bridges descended the ladder last weekend in Boston with scissors in one hand, net in the other. He firmly tied the net around the back of his new regional championship cap and flipped it onto his head backwards.
Some of the world’s best inventions were discovered by accident — penicillin, the pacemaker and, of course, potato chips. For Villanova coach Jay Wright, the innovation behind his record-breaking offense was no different.
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt rolled her wheelchair to the microphone Friday to find a Final Four interview room overflowing with reporters.
Reserve senior center Carson Shanks said the significance of his Loyola basketball team advancing to the Final Four really hit him Thursday night at an event where all four Final Four head coaches shared a stage.
Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year's worth of heartache.
Villanova's Josh Hart, Kansas' Frank Mason III, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and UCLA's Lonzo Ball are the finalists for the Naismith Trophy as the top player in men's college basketball.
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