Michigan came up short in the National Championship against Villanova.
The Wildcats were a heavy favorite and proved why with a dominant second half performance.
There will never be a story about this game without the name Donte DiVincenzo being mentioned. He was Villanova’s whole offense at one point.
The sixth man finished with a career-high 31 points, shredding the Wolverines from start to finish.
This was the Wolverines’ first loss in 14 games. They led by as many as seven points in the first half. Senior Muhammad Ali Adbur-Rahkman’s 23 points was the only jolt Michigan got in the second half.
But there was no defending Villanova for Michigan.
This is the third straight loss in the National Championship game for the Wolverines.
Despite the poor ending, it was a historic season for the Wolverines including the most wins in program history (33).
Fans will now await the decision of junior Moe Wagner, the team’s star player who has pro league interest both by the NBA and internationally.