Men's college basketball

Villanova forward Eric Paschall, from left, head coach Jay Wright and guard Mikal Bridges acknowledge fans during a rally following a parade celebrating the team's NCAA college basketball championship, Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Philadelphia. Villanova defeated Michigan on Monday for the NCAA men's basketball title. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 05, 2018 - 2:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats. The winners of the men's basketball tournament rode double-decker buses along Market Street, the heart of the business...
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Villanova players watch the screen as they celebrate after the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 03, 2018 - 7:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova players flash their fingers in a "V'' symbol to celebrate big wins. For coach Jay Wright, that's a finger for every national championship ring. Already cemented as a dominant program in college basketball, the Wildcats are flirting with putting their names on a more...
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Fans cheer on the campus of Villanova University after the NCAA college basketball national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
April 03, 2018 - 11:58 am
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Students at Villanova University are gearing up to welcome home their men's basketball team, which is returning with its second NCAA championship in three years. A school spokesman says the team is set to arrive at Philadelphia's airport around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, and the...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright celebrates with guard Donte DiVincenzo, right, after beating Michigan 79-62 in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 03, 2018 - 4:09 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo's biggest contribution to Villanova's 2016 national championship was made at practice, often playing the role of the opponents' best player. The Michael Jordan of Delaware, as his teammates call him, has come a long way from a redshirt freshman season that was...
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Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) shoots a 3-point basket during the second half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 03, 2018 - 3:59 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Villanova has its second national championship in three years after a 79-62 victory over Michigan. The Wildcats went 31 years between their first title in 1985 and their second one two years...
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Fans cheer on the campus of Villanova University after the NCAA college basketball national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
April 03, 2018 - 3:58 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Somewhere between all those heart-stoppers and tearjerkers, all the upset-riddled brackets and things we'd never seen before, the best team in college basketball was hiding in plain sight. How could anyone have missed Villanova? Sparked by a 31-point night off the bench from...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, center, celebrates with his team after beating Michigan 79-62 in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 03, 2018 - 2:11 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Not all too long ago, Jay Wright was still one of those many standout coaches without a national championship despite repeated winning seasons and appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Less than two years and a Texas two-step of titles later, the sharp-dressed Villanova coach is...
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Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo (10) goes up for a shot past Michigan's Charles Matthews (1) during the second half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, NCAA Photos Pool)
April 03, 2018 - 1:30 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — When he wasn't dribbling behind his back, winking to the TV announcers, stuffing shots or dishing out assists, Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was making it rain. First, 3-pointers. Later on, confetti. The redhead kid with the nickname Big Ragu came off the bench to score 31...
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Michigan's Isaiah Livers (4) and Loyola-Chicago's Cameron Krutwig (25) battle for the ball at the tip off during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 02, 2018 - 4:24 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — For the past three weeks, it's been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball — a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be. For the next six months, it will be all about ugliness and uncertainty, while college basketball wrestles with the...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and Michigan head coach John Beilein shake hands during an interview for CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk" show before the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 02, 2018 - 9:51 am
ESPN's Jay Bilas picks Villanova to cut down the nets, then reminds "AP Sports Special Events" host Jim Litke and guest co-host Ralph Russo that even if the Wildcats do beat Michigan, two national titles in three years still won't guarantee future success. But USA Today college basketball writer...
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