DiVIN-WIN-ZO

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April 2, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo (10) scores over Michigan forward Isaiah Livers (4) during the NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship game between Michigan and Villanova on Monday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Junfu Han/ Detroit Free Press/TNS

2018 NCAA Tournament: Villanova 79, Michigan 62

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — They chanted his name from the cheap seats: “Di-Vin-cenzo, Di-Vin-cen-zo.” By the time Donte DiVincenzo was done doing his damage, Villanova had another title and college basketball had its newest star.

The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu came off the bench to score 31 points Monday and lift ‘Nova to another blowout tournament victory — this time 79-62 over Michigan for its second title in three seasons.

The sophomore guard had 12 points and an assist during a first-half run to help the Wildcats (36-4) pull ahead, then scored nine straight for Villanova midway through the second to put the game away. He capped it with a 3-pointer from a step behind the arc that he celebrated with a knowing wink over to TV announcers Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery on the sideline.

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