Wow, when it comes to last night’s dominant win by Villanova—giving Jay Wright and his Wildcats their second NCAA Title in the past three seasons—the numbers really don’t lie.
Well perhaps one did, the fact that Michigan was being given credit for having a top tier defense.
Problem was, that defense was dominating teams that all ranked below a five-seed marking the first time any team had reached the NCAA final beating such a soft schedule.
That was very unlike Villanova who – just two days after setting the Final Four record for three pointers by a team – got an individual achievement from another player, Donte DiVincenzo (who scored an NCAA final record 31 points off the bench in leading the Wildcats to a 79-62 win).
That lead a few more impressive numbers.
Like the fact that the double-digit win made “Nova the first team since the 2009 Champion UNC Tarheels to win all six games by double digits. And not only that, they also became the first team since the 2005 Championship Tarheel team to lead in the NCAA in scoring and win the title.
Looks like Tobacco Road just got replaced by a South Street Cheesesteak.
Go Cats Go!