Villanova University scored their second National Collegiate Athletic Association championship Monday night in the past three seasons, defeating the Michigan Wolverines by 79-62, according to CBS Sports.
The Pennsylvania college basketball team is only one of four teams to win each of their games in the NCAA tournament -- dubbed "March Madness" -- by two-digits since 1985, according to The New York Times.
Celebrated offense player, Donte DiVincenzo, scored 18 of the team’s initial 32 points, pushing Villanova to a halftime lead before the crowd of 67,831 at the Alamodome.
“Honestly, when I got into the game, all I was trying to do was play hard,” DiVincenzo told The New York Times. “I just wanted to help my team offensively.”
Fans in both Villanova and Philadelphia rushed to the streets to celebrate the remarkable victory. Despite that the light poles were greased, as they were during the recent Super Bowl win, rioters still managed to climb them in a frenzy, according to Time Magazine.
The team’s coach, Jay Wright, was completely amazed by this historic victory.
“This is out of my comprehension,” he said in the New York Times.
Michigan coach John Beilein also expressed his admiration of Villanova’s performance.
“I don’t care if you go back twenty years,” he said to the Times. “They would win a lot of Final Fours.”
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