Villanova has made more 3-pointers than any team in NCAA Division I history and fittingly set a Final Four single-game record for made 3s to reach Monday’s national championship game.
One by one, Villanova keeps winning games and getting closer to another national title.
The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April.
Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. Brunson won the honor Thursday at the Final Four, where he and the Wildcats are pursuing their second national championship in three years.
Two weeks of mayhem – a tumult of historic upsets, buzzer-beaters and at least one celebrity nun – have brought the NCAA Tournament to a crossroads.
Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere.
Villanova, the 2016 national champion, is headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played every bit like the No. 1 seed they earned.
Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.
Sporting the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s chalkiest region doesn’t give Villanova coach Jay Wright any special confidence heading into Friday night’s game against West Virginia.
Mikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No. 1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it’s the team to beat with an 81-58 win over ninth-seeded Alabama. Villanova plays Friday in Boston against the Marshall-West Virginia winner.