The NBA Draft didn’t disappoint this year from what was expected – at times, the unexpected. There were surprises, not-surprises, and players who probably didn’t get the result they were hoping for on the evening.
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For Villanova, times were not always this good, as it was a journey to get to the point of winning two national titles in three years and being poised for more. Plus some new language could go into one contract, more coaching jobs are filled, and plenty of NBA Draft decisions are continuing to be made.
One day after Villanova’s national championship game win over Michigan, the NCAA received a harsh reminder of the price it paid and continues to pay for decisions it made in TV contracts for its prize NCAA Tournament.
Add Donte DiVincenzo’s name to the list of Villanova legends after the sophomore came off the bench for a virtuoso performance leading the Wildcats to their second national title in three years.
Only one game is left in what has been a wild season, which has us wondering if there is just a little more of that left. Plus a Wildcat continues to rack up the big honors, a Bearcat may be leaving early, and another conference maneuver may not be happening for now.
Saturday night’s NCAA Tournament national semifinals revealed the two teams that will be playing for the national title Monday night, but it also told us something else: Villanova is the best team of this college basketball season.
Two more tournaments are in the books, leaving just one standing. Plus another national award, more coaching developments and a couple of players are leaving school to turn pro on the eve of the national semifinals.
After another impressive performance in the final game of the 2018 National Invitation Tournament, the springboard has officially been set for Penn State next season.
The one postseason tournament that uses a series is once again going to a deciding game. Plus another tournament’s final is set, future ACC players are in the spotlight in a big high school game, and unsurprising NBA Draft early entrants announce their plans.